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Creating the Qur’an

Fred Stella speaks with author Stephen Shoemaker

Stephen Shoemaker joins us to discuss his book, ‘Creating the Qur’an: A historical-critical study.’

Stephen Shoemaker(Ph.D. ’97, Duke University) is a professor at the University of Oregon. Stephen is a specialist on the history of Christianity and the beginnings of Islam. His primary interests lie in the ancient and early medieval Christian traditions, and more specifically in early Byzantine and Near Eastern Christianity. His research focuses on early devotion to the Virgin Mary, Christian apocryphal literature, and Islamic origins.

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