Insights into the Qur’an

Did Muhammad even exist? Did the Qur’an really come from Mecca? Are Quranic messengers and Biblical prophets similar? How do the Qur’an and Bible contrast each other?

If you are interested in Islamic studies from a Christian perspective and want to better understand and explore some controversial questions then pencil the 6th of April into your calendar and book your ticket now.


Where: Melbourne School of Theology, 5 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna
When: 6th April, 2019, 9am-4:00pm
Who: Dr Mark Durie



SPEAKER – Dr Mark Durie
Mark speaks and writes on relations between monotheistic faiths, human rights and religious freedom. He is the founding director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness, a Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Form, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at the Melbourne School of Theology.



9:00am      Registration
9:15am      Session 1 Did Muhammad even exist? Why the Qur’an could not have come from Mecca.
10:30am    Session 2 Quranic messengers and Biblical prophets: similar or different?
11:45am    Session 3 Leaving peace behind: a theological explanation for the Qur’an’s turn to violence
1:30pm      Session 4 Same God? Same Christ? The Qur’an and the Bible contrasted
3pm           Book Launch


Early Bird (Closes 6th March, 2019)
Full $100
Concession $70

Registrations after 6th March
Full $120
Concession $90


Registrations close 1st April, 2019
All tickets include lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Ample parking is available onsite.



For further information about this event please contact Ruth Nicholls at