An Islamic Theology of Liberation, PISAI 26 January 2017 at 5pm.
The 2017 series of Lectures begins with Professor Farid Esack, University of Johannesburg. Farid Esack is a South African Muslim liberation theologian, Professor in the Study of Islam and Head of the Department of Religion Studies at University of Johannesburg. He studied in Pakistan, the UK and Germany and is the author of Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism, On Being a Muslim, An Introduction to the Qur’an. He has published on Islam, Gender, Liberation Theology, Interfaith Relations, and Qur’anic Hermeneutics and currently works on the Qur’an and socio-economic justice and in developing a niche at UJ for the Study of Islam, Decolonization and Liberation. Esack served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality in South Africa and has taught at the Universities of Western Cape, and Hamburg, the College of William & Mary and Union Theological Seminary (NY) and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Before his appointment at UJ he served as the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islam at Harvard University.