This course is designed for seminary students or graduates who are interested in teaching an introductory course on the Quran in their local churches. While focusing on the textual study, the course will also afford the students an introduction to the basic beliefs and practices of Muslims. Students registering for this course must have taken at least one course in Quranic Studies or have the equivalent in knowledge about the Quran. The students will be prepared to teach a course which has four main focus areas:
1) Intro to Quranic Text
2) Islam & Judaism
3) Islam & UU/Christianity
4) Resources in the Sufi tradition for a “Green” (eco) Islam.
This is a hybrid class: the faculty will teach in low residency, while students will be either on campus or in low res. The class counts as low residency for all students.