Text and Aesthetics of the Koran

With Navid Kermani and Angelika Neuwirth

Text und Ästhetik des Koran
A. Neuwirth, Foto: Uwe Arens / N. Kermani, Foto: Villa Massimo

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - 7:00pm

Lecture, Dialogue

Evangelische Stadtakademie München
Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 24
80331 Munich

0049-[0]89-54 90 27-0,

7.- €/ 6.- € [reduced]
admission free for students

Dr. habil. Navid Kermani, Orientalist and Author, Cologne
Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth, Arabic Studies, FU Berlin

In his book Gott ist schön. Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran [God is beautiful. The Aesthetic Experience of the Koran], Navid Kermani explains how musical recitations of the Koran serve as a primary aesthetic experience and how they often function as a starting point for a fascinating intellectual journey.

He will be joined by Angelika Neuwirth, a scholar of Arab Studies who is the head of a large-scale research project called Corpus Coranicum. This project aims at documenting the text of the Koran in its complex traditional form supplemented by a comprehensive commentary to facilitate its interpretation against the background of its historic evolution.

Organiser: Munich Protestant Academy