Columnist To Discuss Islam And Christianity

April 1, 2003

David Warren, a well-known columnist for the "Ottawa Citizen," will discuss "Church & Mosque & State" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Church-State Studies Research Center on the third floor of Carroll Library and at 4 p.m. Friday, April 4, in room 120 at Morrison Hall on the Baylor University campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

During the lectures, Warren will discuss the Christian understanding of Islam, focusing on the political inheritance of Islam in the emerging context of a new, international rivalry with a Christianity that is re-inventing and recovering itself, especially in Africa and Asia. Warren also will dicuss how paradoxically, Islam may be just beginning to buy into Western, secular, "enlightened" ideals when a resurgent Christianity is cashing out of them.

Warren's speaking engagements are sponsored by Baylor's Center for American and Jewish Studies, the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, the Honors College and the department of journalism.

For more information, call the Institute of Church-State Studies at 710-1510.

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