2010 McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture with Reza Aslan
"The Future of Islam"
October 25, 2010
Dr. Aslan’s talk, “The Future of Islam,” will consider the variety of ways in which religions have been understood and interpreted in history. At a time when religion and politics are increasingly sharing the same vocabulary and functioning in the same sphere, Aslan draws upon his research to illustrate the dramatic role religion plays in modern life.
Reza Aslan has degrees in Religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. Aslan’s first book is the international bestseller No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into thirteen languages and named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. He is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California.