Jan 19 “The Reformation in Early Modern Arabic Thought”

The Center for Early Modern History Presents Friday, January 19th
1210 Heller Hall ~ 12:15 pm
“The Reformation in Early Modern Arabic Thought”
Nabil Matar
Department of English, University of Minnesota

Abstract:
What does Wittenberg have to do with Araby? This paper examines Arabic writings about Luther in early modern Islamic sources. It will also include an evaluation of recent Muslim discussions of Luther in the context of the call for religious reform.

Biography:
Dr. Matar holds the Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota. His
research in the past two decades has focused on relations between early modern Britain, Western Europe, and the Islamic Mediterranean. He is author of numerous articles, chapters in books and encyclopedia entries, and the trilogy: Islam in Britain, 1558-1685 (Cambridge UP, 1998),Turks, Moors and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery (Columbia UP, 1999), and Britain and Barbary, 1589-1689 (UP of Florida, 2005).

Presented as part of the Remembering the Reformation Series, made possible by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World in co-sponsorship with the Center for Medieval Studies, the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center European Studies, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, the Department of History, and the Religious Studies Program
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