The Modern World and the Necessity of Dialogue Among Abrahamic Religions
|Venue:||FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus|
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, and is among the most important scholars of comparative mysticism and religion, and perennial philosophy in the world today. A graduate of MIT (BA-Physics and Mathematics) and Harvard (MA-Geology and Geophysics, Ph.D.-Philosophy and History of Science with specialization in Islamic cosmology and science), and trained in Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism in Iran, Nasr has authored over 25 books, including many classics such as Knowledge and the Sacred and Religion and the Order of Nature, and 500 articles in English, Persian, Arabic and French. Professor Nasr’s works have been translated into numerous other languages, including German, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. He is one of the most sought after speakers at academic conferences and seminars, university and public lectures and also radio and television programs in his area of expertise. Possessor of an impressive academic and intellectual record, his career as a teacher and scholar spans over four decades. The world’s leading authority in Perennial Philosophy, Dr. Nasr is a dedicated advocate of interfaith dialogue, and has worked extensively with Jewish and Christian leaders to foster communication among the three Abrahamic faiths and to work towards a common ground in belief through mutual respect, understanding of respective values, and commitment to world peace. In November 2008, in a historical meeting, he led a large delegation of Muslim scholars and personalities to meet with the Pope at the Vatican.