People today often harbour stereotypical images of what a Muslim or a Christian is. These are usually based on centuries-old images lodged in collective memories and rarely called into question: Muslims as lascivious, misguided and bloodthirsty, Christians as intolerant, mission-minded and muddle-headed. It is important to understand why they were formed and how they have persisted, by carefully tracing their development through the centuries. In this way their true nature can be identified and their destructive potency overturned.
This illustrated talk by Professor David Thomas and Dr John Chesworth will address the importance of exploring the history of Christian-Muslim relations, what happened in the period up to 1500, and what has happened to relations between Christians and Muslims from 1500 to present.
Date/ Time: Mon 18 Mar, 5-6pm
Venue: European Research Institute (G3 on map), Lecture Room G51 (Ground Floor)
Booking: Free admission, booking required. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Organiser: Department of Theology and Religion
This event is part of the University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival (Monday 18 - Sunday 24 March 2013). For full details of the festival programme, please click here.