The Quran is one of the most iconic objects in American debates about racial and religious tolerance. Is the Quran a "good book?" Is it like the Bible and other scriptures? Or is its message more violent, more misogynistic, more intolerant? Or is the danger in the power readers ascribe to the book? Tracking the Quran's social life as an American culture-object, anthropologist Zareena Grewal provides a window into today's culture wars and the racialization of Islam.
Grewal’s lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Tazeen Ali, assistant professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. There will also be time for questions from the audience.
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