The Limits of Justice in Christian-Muslim Relations

Watch sessions from recent international conference Updates and recordings from key sessions are now available from the most recent international conference from the Christian-Muslim Studies Network, ‘The Limits of Justice: Law, Ethics, and Theology in Christian-Muslim Relations‘. Find links to video recordings from the conference below: All photos are from the conference proceedings. Photo credit: Nassar Madyun. Opening Lecture Anver Emon (University of Toronto) Polizei and the Framing of Rights: An Islamic Legal Angle Theological Ethics and Christian-Muslim Relations Daniel…

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Public theology magazine launched in Arabic and English

Telos Magazine targets public theology in West Asia and North Africa By Christo El Morr The following is from Dr Christo El Morr, Associate Professor of Health Informatics at York University in Toronto, based on his participation in the CAFCAW conference in Cyprus in 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. During the CAFCAW 2019 conference that took place in Cyprus on 31 October 31 – 3 November 2019, a group of participating theologians, artists, and professors…

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Upcoming in Spring 2020

Wednesday, 29 January – Workshop on Islam and Inter-religious relations in Africa This workshop will meet from 12:30-16:00 in the David Hume Tower, Room LG.06 (University of Edinburgh). Registration is free but should be completed on Eventbrite. Programme: 12:30-13:00 Sandwich lunch 13:00-14:15 Chair: Prof Hugh Goddard (Alwaleed Centre)  Prof Felicitas Becker (University of Ghent) The dynamics of religious reform in Swahili-language sermons from East Africa, with a response from Dr Fayaz Alibhai (Institute for Ismaili Studies) and discussion.  14:15-14:35 Refreshment…

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Christian-Muslim Relations and Faith as an Experience

Reflection on Dr Accad’s Proposal of a Kerygmatic Approach The following is a reflection by Sam Nwokoro, a PhD student in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the University of Edinburgh. The Christian-Muslim Studies Network co-hosted Dr Martin Accad, professor of Islamic Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, along with the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and the Theology and Ethics seminar in November 2019. This was a unique opportunity to hear directly from Dr…

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Viewing Early Christian-Muslim Relations from All Directions

A Reflection on Jack Tannous ‘The View from Above, the View from Below, and The View from Books’ The following is a reflection by Michael J. Rozek, a PhD student in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. On the 23rd of November, Professor Jack Tannous of Princeton University presented the keynote lecture at the University of Edinburgh’s 3rd Annual International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies. His keynote was titled, ‘The View from…

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Crafting Comparative Theology in Germany

Paderborn looks to new milestones in comparative theology Editor’s Note: The Christian-Muslim Studies Network partners with organizations worldwide that share similar aims and approaches. This post highlights the past achievements and ongoing progress of one such organization in Paderborn, Germany. Paderborn is a small German city that boasts of meetings between Charlemagne and Pope Leo III. Known for a beautiful cathedral and ancient Christian art, it has recently become a centre for comparative theological research across the world’s religions. At…

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The first English Quran translation: Scotland’s early polemic in Christian-Muslim encounter

By Nathan Hood Editor’s Note: The Christian-Muslim Studies Network aims to support critical scholarship in the field from a variety of disciplines. While not all such encounters are irenic, as with this historical example, even study of polemical encounters can offer useful fodder for scholarship. This post is a scholarly contribution from Nathan Hood, a current PhD candidate in Theology and History, whose research emphasis is in Early Modern Scotland. The first English translation of the Qur’an was produced by…

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Upcoming events in Autumn 2019

Tuesday, 19 November – ‘Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching Across the Christian-Muslim Divide’ Seminar by Dr Martin Accad, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary    This is jointly sponsored with Theology and Ethics and the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, as well as the Christian-Muslim Studies Network   ** Meeting in the Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room at 16:10 ** A light reception will follow in Rainy Hall.  Thursday, 28 November – ‘Islam Without Liberalism’ ** Meeting in the Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room…

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New Lecturer in Christian-Muslim Studies to encourage new Taught Masters

Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla aims to encourage new MSc in Christian-Muslim Studies The Christian-Muslim Studies Network is excited to welcome Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla as the new Lecturer in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Dr Rahemtulla’s arrival not only marks the growth of Christian-Muslim Studies in Edinburgh under a three-year Luce grant, but also points toward the future. His appointment paves the way for a new Taught Masters programme that will prepare more scholars to engage in Christian-Muslim Studies. ‘The process of learning,…

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Modern Muslim Theology

Dialogue in Action Over the last two months, the Christian-Muslim Studies Network has enjoyed hosting an online book panel featuring the recently published book, Modern Muslim Theology. This book panel has demonstrated the Christian-Muslim Studies Network’s ongoing aim to increase engagement with Christian-Muslim Studies as a new and growing field, and also to make that scholarship more available to the public. In case you missed this 6-part series, all titles, including an author’s response to the panelists, are linked below.…

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