The Jerusalem of Islam
Lecture by Steven L. Derfler
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Church of St. Edward, Social Hall
9401 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55437
Free and open to the public
This is the third lecture in a series given by by Steven L. Derfler titled Jerusalem: City of Holiness for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, which focuses on the events that make Jerusalem a holy city for the three great Abrahamic religions. In this lecture he will explore the history of Muslims in this city and the nature of their distinctive attachments to it.
Steven L. Derfler, Ph.D., is executive director of Educational Resources, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote understanding and tolerance among different ethnic and religious groups. An archeologist and historian who has been uncovering the histories of ancient civilizations for over 35 years, he has directed and supervised numerous archeological field trips and study tours in the Middle East and Northern Africa. He specializes in tracing the development of western religions from their roots in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean region to their diverse expressions in today’s world. Among his numerous publications is the novel Israel’s Pharaoh (Xlibris, 2012).
Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center and the Church of St. Edward