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Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies


Professor Sherman A. Jackson, the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and Director of the Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice at the University of Southern California, will deliver the inaugural lecture on "Converging Limits: Shari'ah and the U.S. Constitution."

The lecture will dispel, on the one hand, the stereotypical overstatement contained in the idea that shari'ah covers *everything* that an individual and collective human existence entails. It will reiterate, on the other hand, the limits the Constitution places on itself in terms of how groups and individuals may relate to their respective religious traditions. This treatment of the limits of shari'ah and the Constitution will open up the way to a discussion on the degree to which the two can mutually co-exist and talk to each other.

Jackson's bio

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014


Contact:

Karen Windham

Phone: 865-974-2466
Website: Click to Visit


Cost:

Free

James R. Cox Auditorium

Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN
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