Set in a past period of East-West conflict, "The Sultan and the Saint" speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground.
There will be a post-film discussion led by historians John Calvert and Matthew Phillips. This event is sponsored by the UNO Islamic Studies, the Tri-Faith Initiative, and Humanities Nebraska.
John Calvert (pictured on the left below) is a professor of history at Creighton University. His research focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood and various jihadi groups, especially how these organizations employ symbols and doctrines from the Islamic heritage. Matthew Phillips (pictured on the right below) is a professor of history at Concordia University. His research interests include medieval monasticism, the crusades, and Luther’s theology and the cross.
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