Islam for Catholics 101

This presentation by Natana DeLong-Bas covers major themes in Islam, including the role of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, the 5 Pillars, and common beliefs and scriptural ties between Islam and Christianity. Specific attention is given to the status of Jesus and where Muslims and Christians agree and disagree. We also address issues of contemporary concern, including the status of women, Islamic law, jihad - what it is and isn't - and interfaith dialogue and relations.

Natana DeLong-Bas is assistant professor at the Boston College theology department. She also serves in a number of editorial, advisory and consulting roles. Previously she has taught at Brandeis University and worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation.

Published on Jan 5, 2016

PS - IslamiCity is referenced at 34 min.

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