Christian Muslim Encounters are excited to announce a lecture by Dr John Marrow on "The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christian world"
This event is being organised by Global Village in partnership with Lancaster University, Radical Middle Way and the Burnley & Pendle Faith Centre.
Rt. Rev'd Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster will respond and moderate the lecture.
This project is supported by the Lancaster University FASS - Enterprise Centre.
This is the only event Dr Marrow will be speaking at in the North of the country, please do not miss this great opportunity. There will be an opportunity to purchase the book for a special price of £10 during the evening and to have your book signed.
Dr John Andrew Morrow’s work on the covenants made by the Prophet Muhammad and the early community with Christian communities over whom they eventually held authority is audacious, bold, counter-intuitive and challenging.
Meticulously researched and thorough in its scope, Morrow traces a new history of tolerance and diversity that is at the very beginning of and tied to the very essence of the Prophet’s call. It will challenge Muslims, Christians and others alike. It will also beg some difficult questions:
- Why has this tradition not been better explored, discussed and noted?
- Why are many Muslims ignorant about it?
- Is it a tradition that’s disputed? Something akin to heterodox or fabricated text?
- What does it mean for us today? What impact does rediscovering the Covenants have? How does it change Muslim-Christian discourse?
Dr Morrow’s work is profiled at: www.covenantsoftheprophet.com
Bio of Dr John Andrew Morrow
John Andrew Morrow was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1971. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto where he acquired expertise in Hispanic, Native, and Islamic Studies. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at numerous colleges and universities, the most notable of which was the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program for which he taught Spanish, English, and Religious Studies while circumnavigating the globe. Dr. Morrow had authored and edited a wide body of books in various fields. In the area of Islamic Studies, his works include: Arabic, Islam, and the Allah Lexicon: How Language Shapes our Conception of God (Edwin Mellen, 2006), the Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine (McFarland, 2011), Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), Islamic Insights: Writings and Reviews (Ansariyan, 2012) and Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism (McFarland, 2013), among many others. Dr Morrow is also a member of the Metis aboriginal community.
Overview: The Covenants of Prophet Muhammad to Christians The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by Dr. John Andrew Morrow is constructed around covenants that the Prophet concluded with various Christian communities of his time, which Prof. Morrow has discovered in obscure monasteries, collections, and book out of print for centuries, in some cases newly translating them into English, as well as providing cogent arguments for their validity. They uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, rob them, stop churches from being repaired, tear down churches to build mosques, prevent their Christian wives from going to church and taking spiritual direction from Christian priests and elders, etc. On the contrary, the Prophet commands Muslims to actively protect these communities “until the End of the World”.
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Global Village was founded by Mohammed Ali Amla and focuses on building bridges between communities, promoting dialogue and understanding through education.
In March 2014, Global Village in partnership with Lancaster University and the Interfaith Advisor to the Bishop of Blackburn launched Christian Muslim Encounters in Lancashire. Please visit & like our page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CMEncounters