Rock Valley College

First Tuesday Lecture Series

All RVC First Tuesday Lectures are held in the Educational Resource Center Performing Arts Room (PAR) on RVC's main campus. All lectures start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Lectures are free and open to the general public. Refreshments are served 30 minutes prior to each lecture start time. For more information call Kathy McCarty at (815) 921-4009.

First Tuesday Lecture


Tuesday, May 1

Warfare in the Life of Muhammad
Presented by Brian Wagner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

What does the Qur’an say about warfare?  What was the context of Muhammad’s life that would cause him and others to go to war?  In the lecture, we will examine the life of Muhammad with a specific eye toward the major battles in which he fought.  We will then examine each of the Qur’anic scriptures on warfare to understand the context of each verse.  We will also examine the Islamic notion of a Just War theory.

Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent those of Rock Valley College, the Rock Valley College Board of Trustees, their agents or employees.