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The Power of Names

Feb 15th 2017
7:00 pm
The Power of Names: Perspectives from Judaism and Islam fentster-secondary

Noor is 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.


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
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre 
Cost: $5

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