The Anglican Episcopal House of Studies Duke Divinity School will host a study day featuring David Marshall, associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations at the school and director of the house of studies. This year's theme is "Towards Understanding Islam."
Topics will include: the foundations of Islam ̶ Muhammad and the Qur’an; how Muslims see Christianity; and Christian approaches to Islam including the need for intelligence, humility, and confidence.
An ordained priest in the Church of England, Marshall studied theology at the University of Oxford and Islamic studies at Birmingham University. From 2000-2005, he served as chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury. In this position he was responsible for the archbishop’s work in interfaith relations and was involved in a number of initiatives in Christian-Muslim dialogue in England and internationally.
Before coming to Duke in early 2013, Marshall was a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University, where he served as academic director of the Building Bridges Seminar for Muslim and Christian scholars, chaired annually by Archbishop Rowan Williams. Marshall also has taught on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations in several universities and seminaries in Europe, the U.S., and Africa.
All are welcome, but registration is required.