RELS131 - MUHAMMAD & SOCIETY

This course examines the ways in which the biography of Muhammad, Islam's Prophet, has been constructed and re-constructed, revered and reviled, from the time of his death in the 7th century until today in a number of different environments. We begin with the earliest sources for the life of the Prophet, and then focus on how the biography of Muhammad became a site of contestation for authority and authenticity throughout Islamic history. Lastly, we will investigate the modern, polemical depictions of the Prophet and their resulting controversies.
Section 401 - SEM
F 0200PM-0500PM
HARRIS, NICHOLAS
WILLIAMS HALL 28