Academic Dean David D. Grafton will be the featured presenter in a webinar on “Luther and Islam” as part of the Kessler Conversations held at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University. The Fall 2021 theme for these conversations is “Luther and the Other.”
Dean Grafton’s webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 12 p.m. (ET).
About the webinar
Martin Luther wrote directly about Islam on only six occasions during his life and yet references to Muslims and Islam run throughout all of his work. Islam is ever present in the background. He saw “The Turk,” his common term for a Muslim, as a threat to the family, the state, and the church. And yet, Luther praised Muslims for their piety and prayer life. What lessons can we learn about Christian-Muslim relations from Luther today?
This one-hour webinar is free and open to the public. Register at this link.