Ignorance can provide a fertile breeding ground for fear and even hate. With as much hype as we hear about Islam – a faith tradition followed by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide – actual knowledge is all too often lacking.

This week, HarperOne is releasing a new book providing a comprehensive look at the teachings of Islam. Titled, The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary, it presents a new, deeply scholarly, and carefully annotated translation of the Quran – Islam’s holy text. Dr. Joseph Lumbard served as  a general editor, and joined us to discuss the project. The book’s launch event is coming up in Washington, DC on November 12, 2015.

Scroll down for audio and transcript. To hear the entire November 7, 2015 State of Belief Radio program, please click here.

The Study Quran: Joseph Lumbard interview, State of Belief November 7, 2015

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