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Introduction to the Language of the Qur’an

Bruce Lawrence
A Seminar with Bruce Lawrence
Date and Time: 
March 19, 2011 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence offers an introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and discusses the challenge of translating archaic Arabic into modern-day English.

Dr. Bruce Lawrence is the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University. A graduate Princeton University, with a Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, he earned his doctorate at Yale University in History of Religions. One of the most prominent and respected scholars of Islam in the United States, he is the author of numerous books including Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence (2000) and The Qur'an: A Biography (2008).

View an excerpt from Dr. Lawrence's program below

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Poetry in the World
Illuminated Verses