HDS 3627

For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature and the Arts in Muslim Cultures

Ali S. Asani


The course surveys the literary and artistic dimensions of the devotional life of the world's Muslim communities, focusing on the role of literature and the arts (poetry, music, architecture, calligraphy, etc) as expressions of piety and socio-political critique. An important aim of the course is to explore the relationships between religion, literature and the arts in a variety of historical and cultural contexts in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and America. Note: Assumes no prior knowledge of Islam.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as AES 54


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
FAS Sever Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None