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The Power of Names

Apr 13th 2017
Apr
27
7:00 pm

The Power of Names: Perspectives from Judaism and Islam
 
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Noor is very delighted to offer this very special discussion on the significance of names in two Abrahamic traditions, Judaism and Islam. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating journey of learning, about similarities and differences, and insights that are afforded into the respective religious traditions.

Speakers:

Mavis Himes, PhD., C. Psych.; author of “The Power of Names”

On Names and Name-changing in Judaism

In the holy books of Judaism, it is written that the name by which a person is called constitutes a person’s soul and vital force. The Bible provides us with a template for the act of naming; in fact, many scholars believe that the act of naming is a repetition of God’s act of creation.

Timothy G. Gianotti, PhD

The Transformative Power of Names in Muslim Scriptural and Spiritual Traditions

“And[God] taught Adam the names — all of them…” (Q2:31)

Date: Thursday April 27, 2017
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre 
Cost: $5


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