Koran Reception during the Reformation Period

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bobzin, Professor for Islamic Studies, University of Erlangen

Koranrezeption im Zeitalter der Reformation

Friday, 29 October 2010 - 7:30pm

Lecture

St Markus Church
Gabelsberger Str. 6
80333 Munich

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bobzin, Professor for Islamic Studies, University of Erlangen

The Ottoman Wars in Europe and the first occupation of Vienna in 1529 brought about the first climax in early modern discourses about Islam. This lecture considers how Luther, Melanchthon, and other reformers interacted intensively and critically with the Koran. However, their critiques were based on a much older Latin translation published in Basel in 1543 at Luther’s request. Indeed, Luther himself intervened when the City Council initially disallowed the publication of this «unchristian», and so-called heretical book.

Organisers: Munich Protestant Academy, St. Markus

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