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The Crucifixion and the Qur'an: An Exegetical and Historical Inquiry into Surah 4:157-158

Apr 19

time6:30 - 9:00pm

locationZaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA

Free

2019-04-19 18:30:00 2019-04-19 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The Crucifixion and the Qur'an: An Exegetical and Historical Inquiry into Surah 4:157-158 A lecture by Dr. Ali Ataie:Based upon Todd Lawson's book by the same name, this lecture will highlight and analyze the exegetical history of Muslim Theo/Christological thought with respect to the highly controversial al-Nisa 4:157 — the only ayah in the Qur'an that explicitly references the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). What exactly is the ayah saying? Was Christ substituted? Did we swoon? Was he actually crucified? What are the (inter)textual and historical evidences for these positions? Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA Zaytuna College

A lecture by Dr. Ali Ataie:

Based upon Todd Lawson's book by the same name, this lecture will highlight and analyze the exegetical history of Muslim Theo/Christological thought with respect to the highly controversial al-Nisa 4:157 — the only ayah in the Qur'an that explicitly references the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). What exactly is the ayah saying? Was Christ substituted? Did we swoon? Was he actually crucified? What are the (inter)textual and historical evidences for these positions?

Speaker

Dr. Ali Ataie

Ali Ataie has been involved in interfaith activities for over fifteen years. He has been a guest lecturer and guest instructor at several colleges and universities, including Cal Poly State, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State East Bay, and others. He has also engaged in dialogues and debates with a number of Christian scholars on topics ranging from the historicity of the resurrection of Christ (upon whom be peace) and the Prophethood of Muhammad (upon whom be peace and blessings). He holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley (Oct. 2011). He is certified in Arabic, Hebrew, and Biblical Greek and is fluent in Farsi. He also holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Biblical Hermeneutics from the Graduate Theological Union (Oct. 2016) and is a professor of Arabic, Qur'an, and Comparative Theologies at Zaytuna College.