Timothy Furnish lecture on ISIS/ISIL – October 23, 2014
UPDATE: This lecture will be LIVE STREAMED at http://www.csl.edu/live/. You can click on the link to set a reminder and view the lecture live at 4:15pm CDT on Thursday, October 23.
In the past two months, one can hardly turn on the television news without hearing about ISIS/ISIL and its impact upon geo-political issues and national security. But as a group that claims to represent the teachings of Islam, what is the theology—or more precisely—the eschatology that motivates its adherents and in the light of which they interpret world events and their role within those events?
On Thursday, October, 23, 2014, Dr. Timothy R. Furnish will give a public lecture at Concordia Seminary, entitled, “Fighting for the End of the (Christian) World: The Eschatology of ISIS/ISIL and Other Modern Muslim Groups in Light of Islamic History and Doctrines.”
Timothy R. Furnish holds as PhD in Islamic history from The Ohio State University, with a specialization in Mahdist (Islamic messianic) movements. He also earned an M.A.R. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He currently works as a writer, blogger and consultant to the US military and intelligence community. He is also a veteran of the US Army, both enlisted and commissioned.
This special public lecture is hosted by Concordia Seminary’s Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) and supported by the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Chair in Systematic Theology.
The EIIT is the Seminary’s specialized program of theological education and formation for effective pastoral leadership within immigrant-based LCMS churches. Click here for more information about the EIIT program.
This free lecture is open to the public and will start at 4:15 p.m. in Werner Auditorium, on the grounds of Concordia Seminary, located at 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, Missouri, 63105. A reception will follow.