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April 18

Thoughtful conversations Christians should have about Islam 

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Is the Qur’an a book of hate and violence? Does Shari’ah law conflict with American values? Should Americans be afraid of ISIS?  How should Americans view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What role does hospitality play in religious dialogues?

If you have questions about these topics, you are warmly invited to Malone University’s Worldview Forum on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dining Room entitled, “Thoughtful Conversations Christians should have about Islam.” Professors who have spent their careers engaging these topics will discuss the above questions and many more. Panelists are Malone professors Scott Waalkes, professor of international politics; Gregory Miller, professor of history; and Jacob Waldenmaier, lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University.  Jason Moyer, assistant professor of communication arts, is moderator.

Scott Waalkes is professor of International Politics at Malone University, where he has taught since 1998. He is the author of The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004-2005, where he taught at the University of Bahrain.
Waalkes earned a B.A. from Calvin College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Gregory Miller is professor of History and Director of General Education at Malone University, where he has taught since 2000. He has authored Holy War and Holy Terror: Views of Islam in the German Reformation, and many other chapters and articles.   
Miller earned a B.A. from Oral Roberts University, an M.A. from the University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. from Boston University. 

Jacob Waldenmaier is a lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University, where he teaches American Religious Pluralism, World Religions, and Religions of India. He also has taught religion at High Point University and the University of Oxford. His research examines psychological and philosophical aspects of religious experience and the relation between scientific and religious thought.
Waldenmaier earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.Div. from Ashland University, and an M.St. and D. Phil. from the University of Oxford.

Jason Moyer  is assistant professor of Communication Arts at Malone University, where he has taught since 2012. He recently authored  Turning the Prophetic into Civil Religion: Barack Obama’s March 4, 2007 Sermon in Selma, Alabama  and co-authored  Advancing Development in Uganda: Evaluating Policy Choices for 2016-21 and Selected Impacts to 2040 .
Moyer earned his B.A. from Bluffton University, an M.A. from Bowling Green State  University, and a Ph.D. from University of Iowa.

 



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