The Walter & Mary Tuohy Chair of Interreligious Studies
FALL 2013 Lecture Series
EXPLORING ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS
Scott C. Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Islam and Director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union
Fall 2013 Tuohy Fellow
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
Islam 2.0: The Messengers of God and the muslim in Us All
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
Islam and Muslims in the Domestic and International Context:
Moving beyond Media Sound Bites
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
“Which Religion Will Win?”: The Problem of
Triumphalism in Christian-Muslim Relations
All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium.
Free and open to the public
Scott C. Alexander’s interest in Islam dates back to the 1980s when he witnessed the events of Iran’s Islamist revolution and while studying
comparative religion as a Harvard undergraduate. He went on to earn a master’s and doctorate degree at Columbia University in the history of religions with a concentration in Islamic studies. He subsequently taught courses on Islam and religion at Columbia, Fordham, Princeton, and Indiana University. Dr. Alexander also consults on Catholic-Muslim relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and for the Centro Internazionale di Studie Ricerche Oasis in Venice, Italy. He sits on the editorial board of several publications, including the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture and Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East. His most recent project is a book titled The Race to Goodness: An End to Triumphalism in Christian-Muslim Relations.