Wednesday, February 14, 7pm, Page Hall [Rm. 020], 1810 College Rd.

Public discourse on Islam often opines that Islam still stands in need of a Reformation similar to the Reformation of European Christianity. What this discourse misses, however, is that early modern Muslim societies did witness the rise of Reformist thought. This talk examines the most important Sunni expression of Reformist thought in modern Sunni Islam — Salafism — and explores some of the reasons why it failed to achieve much of its political program and reformist aims.

In conjunction with “Religions of the World: Past and Present” Community Lecture series, 2017-2018.

Sponsored by OSU Center for the Study of Religion, 614-688-8010.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:00pm


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