Learning to understand & respect Islamic cultures & religion.
Dr Herman Roborgh.
Wednesday 7 September 7:30-9pm
Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill
Entry free. Donations welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
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He completed his BA at Monash University, before moving to Indonesia, where he taught and became keenly interested in inter-religious relations. He later undertook Islamic Studies at Birmingham University, and moved to Lahore in Pakistan, where he learned Urdu and Arabic, and set up an interfaith library. He gained his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University in India with a thesis on an Urdu commentary on the Qur’an. He later taught in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.
After 2007, Dr Roborgh lectured at Melbourne University for six years on Islam in the Modern World and on the History and Theology of Christian-Muslim Relations. Since 2013, he has been researching and writing on Islamic texts at Melbourne University’s Asia Centre.
“My passion is to learn from other religions and cultures, so as to appreciate their traditions, their values, and their practical wisdom.
I strive for deep understanding of other religions to develop deep friendships across religious and cultural boundaries.”