4th Annual Robert Louis Wilken Lecture

Fr. Sidney Griffith
Catholic University of America

"Christianity in the World of Islam: In the Shadow of the Mosque"

Thursday, April 18, 2013/ 
UVA Minor Hall Auditorium
Audio recording now available

Contemporary discourses, most especially in the West, often presume a stark Christian-Muslim divide. 
Christianity, however, has always been at home in the Middle East. Indeed, long before the emergence of a European-centered Church, nearly half of all Christians not only lived and worshipped under Muslim rule, but beginning in the seventh century they would continue to do so for the next four hundred years. These Arabic-speaking Christians not only reflect the deep and organic diversity of the Church's rich history, they also made major contributions to Islamic culture, authoring significant philosophical, theological, and scientific texts, and translating much of their several ecclesiastical traditions from Greek, Syriac, and Coptic into Arabic.

The St. Anselm Institute is both honored and pleased to welcome the widely esteemed Fr. Sidney Griffith, Catholic University of America Professor of Semitic Languages, for the Fourth Annual Robert Louis Wilken Lecture at the University of Virginia. 

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this final lecture in our 2012-2013 Public Lecture Series.

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