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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bruce Lawrence. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bruce Lawrence, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bruce Lawrence. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bruce Lawrence, often where they are interviewed.

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The Koran in English, with Bruce Lawrence and David Peck [MIPodcast #72]

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When the Qur’an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad, it arrived in the language of his place and time—Arabic. To this day, for virtually all Muslims whether Arab or not, the Qur’an only truly exists in Arabic. You can read an English translation, there are many to choose from, but the Qur’an is said to defy translation.

In this episode, Bruce B. Lawrence of Duke University joins us to talk about his latest book, The Koran in English: A Biography. It’s part of Princeton University Press’s Lives of Great Religious Books series. We’re also joined in this episode by Dr. David D. Peck from BYU-Idaho. Dr. Peck was a Maxwell Institute visiting scholar this summer.

Bruce and David tell us all about the history of the English translation of one of the world’s most renowned scriptures, the Koran. Is it possible to render God’s words in human language? For Muslims, is it possible to do that in any other language than Arabic?

Special Episodes: “Lives of Great Religious Books”

This ongoing series of MIPodcast episodes features interviews with authors of volumes in Princeton University Press’s “Lives of Great Religious Books” series. Leading experts examine the origins of books like the Book of Mormon, the Bhagavad Gita, Augustine’s Confessions, and C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. They trace shifts in the reception, influence, and interpretation of these landmark texts.

About the Guests

Bruce B. Lawrence is the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University. His many books include Who Is Allah?; and Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence. He is the author of The Koran in English: A Biography, part of Princeton University Press’s Lives of Great Religious Books series.

David D. Peck is a professor of history at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He specializes in the history of the Middle East and Islamic Civilization. His current research focuses on comparative theology, particularly shared concepts of pre-mortal existence and ontological progression found in Mormonism and Sufism. Dr. Peck was a visiting scholar at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship during the summer of 2017.

The post The Koran in English, with Bruce Lawrence and David Peck [MIPodcast #72] appeared first on Neal A. Maxwell Institute | BYU.

Nov 03 2017 · 1hr 21mins
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Episode 6: Law update on employee social media use; Bruce Lawrence talks about courage, raising the bar, and his wisdom gained through experience

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Episode 6 – Law Update for Disciplining Employees for Social Media Use & Business Owner Courage and Raising the Bar Legally speaking . . . Kimberly talks about the latest developments in?the law regarding disciplining employees for criticizing your business on social media and gives you the overall picture of what is protected speech and[...]

The post Episode 6: Law update on employee social media use; Bruce Lawrence talks about courage, raising the bar, and his wisdom gained through experience first appeared on The Small Business Buzz Podcast.

Feb 20 2015 · 47mins
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Bruce Lawrence Interview

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Bruce Lawrence, Professor of Religion at Duke University, discusses his book Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden.
Dec 06 2005 ·