Authors Corner

Todd Lawson is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published widely on Quran commentary, the Quran as literature, Sufism, and the Bábí and Bahá’í movements. His book, Being Human was published in 2019, the Crucifixion and the Quran in 2009 , followed by Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam in 2011; he is also the editor of Reason and Inspiration in Islam, a collection of essays bringing together the disciplines of theology, philosophy and mysticism.

He has also published a book on the Quran as sacred epic. Todd embraced the Bahá’í Faith when he emigrated from the USA to Canada in his late teens, and remains an active participant of that community. He lives in Montreal and has been a member of the Community since 1968.

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