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On reading the Koran

TEDxRainier · 9:33 · Filmed Oct 2010
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Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found — as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book — wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)

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Accidental theologist
Writer Lesley Hazleton is the author of 'The First Muslim,' a new look at the life of Muhammad. Full bio

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