Faith and Human Struggle: Christian and Muslim Perspectives
October 14, 2022 – October 15, 2022 all-day
Date/Times: October 14 (3-8pm) and October 15 (10am-6pm)
Instructor: Mona Siddiqui
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 6
Struggle is both a personal and universal reality of human life and always present in theological, philosophical and sociological literature. Human beings often wish to avoid struggle and yet it is during times of struggle that we become, we grow and we find deeper purpose in life. This course will explore the topic of struggle through the writings of celebrated Christian and Muslim scholars, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Syed Qutb, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and Rainer Maria Rilke. Their writings reflect how their faith inspired them to rethink the universal themes of love, loss, the crisis of faith and personal salvation. They suffered from doubts and adversity but their faith and quest for God gave their lives hope and meaning.