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ZED Talk | December 19, 2021

Mother Mary and the Quran—Mary’s role in the Muslim faith | Dr. Phil Quanbeck

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the only woman named in the Qur’an.  She is visited by an angel and is described as the virgin mother of Jesus. How does our reading of the New Testament shape our reading of the Qur’an?  And how does the reading of the Qur’an inform our understanding of Mary the mother of Jesus? We will look at a Christmas Carol, “The Cherry Tree Carol” and see how medieval encounters with Islam enter into our Christmas celebration today.