Historian to make the case for Islamo-Christian civilization

Author: Arts and Letters


For decades – and especially since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 – writers and pundits have described a deeply entrenched “clash of civilizations” between European and Middle Eastern culture and religion.

Richard W. Bulliet, professor of history at Columbia University, turns this narrative on its head, arguing that Christianity and Islam are sibling faiths whose history and future are closely intertwined.

Bulliet will speak Friday (Nov. 14) at 4p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.

Bulliet’s research focuses on Muslim religious politics. His books include “The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization,” “The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century,” “The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East,” and “Islam: The View from the Edge.”

This event is sponsored by the Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Contact: Joan Fallon, 574-631-8819, jfallon2@nd.edu

Originally published by Joan Fallon at newsinfo.nd.edu on November 12, 2008.