Lecture to honor religious studies professor emeritus

By Staff

Ebrahim Moosa, associate professor of Islamic studies in the department of religion at Duke University, will lecture on "Re-Thinking Modern Muslim Discursivities: Counterpoints, Dilemmas and Politics," in honor of Frederick Denny, University of Colorado Boulder religious studies professor emeritus, at 5 p.m. Feb. 3 in HALE 270. The event is presented by the department of religious studies.

Moosa is interested in both classical and modern Islamic thought with particular interests in Islamic law, history and theology. Moosa is the author of "Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination," winner of the American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006). Currently, Moosa is completing a book, "Muslim Self Revived: Ethics, Rights and Technology After Empire," and continues work on another book, "Between Right and Wrong: Debating Muslim Ethics." In these writings, Moosa examines the way religious traditions encounter modernity and how these encounters affect understandings of history, culture, and ethics.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Humanities and the Arts, the department of humanities, the Center for Asian Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UC-Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus.

For more details, please contact Professor Ruth Mas, rmas@Colorado.EDU.