Is ISIS Islamic?


Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.

ISIS proclaims itself as an Islamic state, one that is renewing the caliphate of old and following Islamic doctrine and practices. But is it? We will examine the basics of the Muslim faith and what the Qur'an says about topics such as warfare, women, slavery and dealings with non-Muslims so you can make up your mind for yourself.

Dr. Noreen Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at Saint John's University and College of St. Benedict. She holds degrees in both Computer Science and Theology and teaches in both fields. Herzfeld is the author of In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit (2002), Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World (2009) and The Limits of Perfection in Technology, Religion, and Science (2010) as well as numerous articles on topics ranging from the prospects of AI to reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Bosnia.

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Dates & Locations

Friday, March 23 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Bellasera Hotel 221 Ninth Street South, Naples, FL 34102

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

A typical Theology Day consists of registration and refreshments, followed by a period of conversation/presentation/lecture. The conversation then continues as participants are given a chance to continue their discussions with one another. Morning presentations at Emmaus Hall are followed by a complimentary lunch for all participants, and most evening sessions include refreshments.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary are gratefully accepted.

For more information, contact our Development Office at 320-363-3560 or [email protected].

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