Modern Muslim Theology as Beginning: Continuing the Conversations

Dr Martin Nguyen Associate Professor of Religious Studies Director of Islamic Studies, Fairfield University This post concludes an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination with comments from the author. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 may be found on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. The bringing of Modern Muslim Theology into the world was very…

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Be Careful with Tradition

Dr Ebrahim Moosa Professor of Islamic Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs,  University of Notre Dame Co-director, Contending Modernities Principal Investigator of Madrasa Discourses This post is Part 5 of an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 may be found on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. Martin Nguyen challenges our understanding of tradition, and…

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Modern Muslim Theology: A Pedagogical Perspective

Dr Mohammad Hassan Khalil Professor in Islamic Thought at Michigan State University Adjunct Professor in the College of Law  Director of the Muslim Studies Program This post is Part 4 of an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 may be found on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. This past spring, I assigned Professor Martin…

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The Direction for the Ka’ba in Modern Muslim Theology

Dr Youshaa Patel Assistant Professor of Religious Studies – Lafayette College, USA This post is Part 3 of an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Part 1 and Part 2 may be found on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. In Modern Muslim Theology, Martin Nguyen convincingly persuaded me to reimagine theology not as the dry mental exercise of defining religious…

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Praying Shapes Believing: A Response to Martin Nguyen

Dr Lucinda Allen Mosher, ThD Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies, Hartford Seminary Assistant Academic Director, Building Bridges Seminar This post is Part 2 of an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Part 1 may be found here. As a Christian theologian in the Anglican tradition, a specialist in Christian-Muslim concerns whose formation as a scholar took place (for the most…

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A Review of Modern Muslim Theology: Questions, Challenges, and Prospects​

Imam Dr Khalil Abdur-Rashid Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University; Instructor of Muslim Studies at Harvard Divinity School​ This post is Part 1 of an online book panel on Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. This online dialogue is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. From the outset, Martin Nguyen’s work, Modern Muslim Theology, attempts to ‘develop a Muslim theology of engagement’, no small order of business. The work eloquently calls for a reformation of…

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Online book panel: Modern Muslim Theology

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network is excited to begin the autumn semester of 2019 with an online book discussion centred on the recently released Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. Posts from the discussion will begin appearing on 16 September on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. These posts will feature a series of guest writers who hail from a variety of academic and faith perspectives, commenting on the recently published book by Dr Martin Nguyen.…

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Author’s response: Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

A response by the author to a CMSN blog By Mohammad Hassan Khalil I truly appreciate James Thieke’s thoughtful review of my book Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism. Following his summary of the book and some personal reflections, Mr. Thieke poses three interesting questions which I shall address. The first question is as follows: Given that ‘Quranic verses feature prominently as evidence both for and against the terrorists’ and New Atheists’ arguments’, is it the case that ‘the plain…

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Spirit of Populism: Upcoming international conference

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network is set to co-sponsor a conference on 2-3 September called, ‘The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times‘. The purpose of this conference is to examine the growing discourses around populism and the role of theology therein. As the conference prompt notes: Whether populism is interpreted as an authentic account of religion or as an inauthentic appropriation of religion for political ends, it needs to be carefully examined and critically explored. Does theology in politics…

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Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism: A dialogue in Christian-Muslim Studies

Written by James Thieke Editor’s Note: These next two posts are a discussion of Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) by Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University. This post is a review by James Thieke, a PhD candidate in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. A response from the author will follow on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network blog. Dr Mohammad Hassan Khalil’s book, Jihad, Radicalism and…

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