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202 | Garry Wills and the Qur'an
202 | Garry Wills and the Qur'an
Saturday, October 28 | 1 - 2 PM
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson St | Evanston, IL | 60208
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Garry Wills has been a leading commentator on political and religious life in America for decades, winner of a Pulitzer for Lincoln at Gettysburg, and two National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism. In his new book, What the Qur’an Meant, he offers a timely reconsideration of the sacred text. Reading with sympathy and rigor, Wills takes us back to the words themselves to discover how they have guided people down through the centuries and what other non–Muslims—such as Pope Francis—have found so inspiring.

Preorder your copy of What the Qur'an Meant through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.

This program is presented in partnership with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.


Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern University. He has written Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote What Jesus Meant and other books about his Catholic faith.

  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
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