Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran (Amazing Video)

Wow. An excellent introduction the Qur’an.

For all of us.

Enjoy this chat with Lesley Hazleton, who 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 from TEDxRainier.

Journalist and "accidental theologist" Lesley Hazleton is the author of "After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split." Full bio »