by MARK DEREWICZ for ENDEAVORS MAGAZINE on JUNE 21, 2012:

For centuries scholars and theologians have debated the Qur’an’s confusing passages. But Carl Ernst says they’ve missed out on a key method for unlocking the book’s secrets. READ MORE.

UNC Chapel Hill Professor of Religious Studies Carl Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. He is co-director with Professor of Sociology Charles Kurzman of UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. 

MORE ON THE QURAN FROM CARL ERNST:

On March 29, 2012,  professor Ernst gave a talk on “Reading the Narratives of Sura 18 of the Qur’an” to David Nelson’s class “Narrative in Sacred Scripture” at UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. LISTEN HERE

He also discussed his book How to Read the Qur’an (Jan. 2012) with Frank Stasio on WUNC’s “The State of Things” on December 11, 2011. LISTEN HERE.

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