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On reading the Koran - Lesley Hazleton


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Lesley Hazleton 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. (Filmed atTEDxRainier.)

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Find out more about Lesley Hazleton's experience as a psychologist and reporter and theologist by visiting her TED Bio and her website, The Accidental Theologist. Continue learning about cultural misunderstandings, and what can be done to limit these miscommunications through Devdutt Pattanaik's TED Talk East vs. West -- the myths that mystify.

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