On Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition: A Conversation with Younus Mirza

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In this short interview with a Milestones contributor, Younus Mirza discusses The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition, his forthcoming book co-authored with John Kaltner. Mirza is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Allegheny College. He defended his dissertation in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University in 2012 and was awarded a postdoc in Religious Studies at Millsaps College in 2012-3. While his dissertation focused on the influential medieval historian and Qur’anic exegete Ibn Kathir (d. 1373), his current research focuses on how modern Muslims engage the Qur’an and the classical Islamic tradition. The Bible and the Qur’an is forthcoming in Bloomsbury Publishing this February (2018).

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