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Modern Muslim Theology: An Author Talk with Dr. Martin Nguyen

Lecture: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 3pm-4:30pm

Common Word Cafe at the ISBCC (Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center)

Free Admission (Registration is Required)


This book aims to bring Muslim theology into the present day. Rather than a purely academic pursuit, Modern Muslim Theology argues that theology is a creative process and discusses how the Islamic tradition can help contemporary practitioners negotiate their relationships with God, with one another, and with the rest of creation.

Join us as we celebrate the release of Dr. Martin Nguyen’s newest book. Dr. Nguyen has taught “Islam in America (Fall 2016), and Islam, Race, and Power (Spring 2017) for the Boston Islamic Seminary’s Continuing Education program.


Dr. Martin Nguyen is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the Faculty Chair for Diversity at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, he began his academic career at the University of Virginia, where he obtained his B.A. in history and religious studies. He went on to pursue a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School and then obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 from Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to his book, Sufi Master and Qur’an Scholar: Abū’l-Qāsim al-Qushayrī and the Latā’if al-Ishārāt (Oxford University Press, 2012), he has published a number of articles and book chapters on the Qur’an and its interpretation, Muslim theology, and Islamic spirituality.Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University.