FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
‘MTSU ON THE RECORD’ NEARS CHRISTMAS WITH LOOK AT JESUS
Historian Ron Messier Examines Christian, Islamic Views of Jesus of Nazareth
(MURFREESBORO) – Dr. Ron Messier, professor emeritus of history at MTSU, will talk about his new book Jesus: One Man, Two Faiths on the next edition of “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 8 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 19, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Messier, a professor of Middle East history and historical archaeology at MTSU from 1972 to 2004, spent eight years writing this book, which is subtitled “A Dialogue between Christians and Muslims.” Jesus: One Man, Two Faiths compares and contrasts Biblical and Quranical perspectives on Jesus’ birth, crucifixion, resurrection and impact on humanity.
To listen to previous programs, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/news/podcast/podcast2010.shtml. For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU now boasts one of the nation’s first master’s degree programs in horse science, and the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., acclaims MTSU’s Master of Science in Professional Science degree—the only one in Tennessee—as a model program. This fall, MTSU unveiled three new doctoral degrees in the sciences.