2023 Christian Culture Lecture Series. 2: Catholicism Engaging with Islam and Muslims: From Vatican II until Today

Dr Gabriel Said Reynolds
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Mulroney Hall 3034

The Christian Culture lectures for 2023-2024 will be given by Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, Professor of Theology and Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

On Monday, September 18, at 7.30 pm, in 3034 Mulroney Hall, he will speak on “Catholicism Engaging with Islam and Muslims: From Vatican II until Today.” In this lecture, Dr Reynolds will present sections of the Vatican II documents Lumen Gentium and Nostra Aetate that deal with Islam. This spirit of respect and admiration for Muslims is echoed by Pope Francis, who has travelled to Egypt, Iraq, and Abu Dhabi to meet high level Muslim officials. While certain circles of Catholic theology continue to search for ways of making common theological declarations with Muslims, Dr Reynolds will suggest that there is another approach to Islam that might bear fruit for Christianity.