The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences

Past Events

Moses, Jesus, and Mary in the Qur'an

with Speaker, John Kaltner



March 19, 2013: 7:30 p.m.


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium


Free and open to the public

Christians and other non-Muslims are often surprised to discover that many biblical figures are mentioned in the Qur’an. This lecture explores this phenomenon by discussing the roles several prominent biblical characters play in Islam’s sacred text.

John Kaltner is the Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Islam, and the Arabic language. Among his books are Introducing the Qur’an for Today’s Reader (Fortress Press, 2011); What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity and Islam [with Howard R. Greenstein and Kendra G. Hotz] (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007); Inquiring of Joseph: Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur’an (Liturgical Press, 2003); Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know (Fortress Press, 2003); and Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur’an for Bible Readers (Liturgical Press, 1999).

Co-hosted by the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.