March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – Dr. Alan Fox, Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion, University of Delaware
Founded in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century A.D., Islam is now the professed faith of nearly a billion people worldwide. The ritual observance and moral code os Islam were said to have been given to Muhammad as a series of revelations, which were codified in the Koran. Islam is regarded by its adherents as the last of the revealed religions, and Muhammad is seen as the last of the prophets, building on and perfecting the examples and teachings of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. There are two major branches in Islam: Sunni and Shia.
Dr. Alan Fox is Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religion in the Philosophy Department at the university of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1988 and was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 1986-87. He came to the University in 1990 and received the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 and 2006 and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award on 1999. In 2006 he was named Delaware Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2008 he was named a finalist for the National Inspiring Integrity Award. He is a former director of the University Honors Program, and has served as director of the Master of Arts in the Liberal Studies Program.