Pope Francis & the Muslims
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Dustin Byrd (Olivet College) will give a lecture on "Pope Francis and the Muslims"
Dustin J. Byrd is an associate professor at Olivet College in Michigan, where he teaches comparative religion, philosophy and Arabic. Professor Byrd is a specialist in contemporary Islamic thought and the Frankfurt School's Critical Theory of Religion. His research includes the intersections of political philosophy and political theology, the challenge of Islam and modernity, and the role of religion within contemporary liberation movements. He recently published his book "Islam in a Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith" (2016), and, along with Seyed Javad Miri, co-edited the book "Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary" (2016).