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Islam from the Public Square to the Academy

With few counterparts, the Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) offers graduate students and scholars, Muslim and those of other faith traditions, the opportunity to pursue the academic study of Islam, within the multireligious context of the GTU, where pluralism, dialogue and interreligious understanding are the basis of scholarship and service. It also provides a community for Muslim students throughout the consortium regardless of academic interests.

Contents Spring 2008

Currents Spring 2008We Heard You!

We’ve made some changes to Currents based on what you, our readers, told us in a November 2007 survey.

Contents Fall 2008

Currents Fall 2008

Stitching Hope and Beauty in Pamplona Alta
Rebecca Berru Davis finds dreams in cloth among the impoverished women of Lima, Peru.

Currents Spring 2009

Currents Spring 2009Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons
Dr. Martha (Marty) Stortz reflects on her transformational trip with Dr. Lisa Fullam to Tanzania.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons

 

On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, photo by Paul Jacobson
Martha Stortz: top row, second from right

“The mountain can’t be conquered by climbing or captured in words. Better Job’s response, after YHWH speaks to him from the whirlwind”:

New Books

GTU alumni are busy publishing. Here are two more books published in 2008.

… by Kate McCarthy, Ph.D. ’94

Interfaith Encounters in America
Rutgers University Press

“…essential reading for scholars of religion, sociology, and American Studies, as well as anyone who is concerned with the purported impossibility of religious pluralism.” —Amazon editorial review

Faculty News

A new book by GTU Emerita Professor of Historical Theology
Margaret R. Miles

Bodies in Society: Essays on Christianity in Contemporary Culture, Cascade Books, 2008
Miles finds that Christianity, critically appropriated, provides ideas and methods for thinking concretely about life in North American society.

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