Qur’an scholar to present York-Noor Lecture

The Annual York-Noor Lecture Series for 2004-2005 presents Professor Andrew Rippin of the University of Victoria, who will present his lecture titled, “In Search of Moses’s Tuwa: Observations on Qur’anic Exegetical Method”.

Right: Andrew Rippin

The lecture is sponsored by York University & the Noor Cultural Centre. Admission is free and seating is on a first come first served basis

Rippin (Ph.D. McGill, 1981) is a professor in the Department of History and dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria. Previously he taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. Rippin specializes in the formative period of Islamic civilization in the Arab world, focusing primarily on the Qur’an and the history of its interpretation. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Muslims, Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 2 vls. (1993); editor of Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’an (1988); The Qur’an: Formative interpretation (2000) and The Qur’an: Style and Contents (2001), co-editor of Classical Islam: a Sourcebook of Religious Literature (2003) and Textual Sources for the Study of Islam (1990); and many others.

The lecture will take place today, from noon to 2:30pm in room 021, Winters College, Keele campus.