The Covid-19 situation has made the planning of physical events tenuous at present, but the Christian-Muslim Studies Network has moved a number of events online. This includes the launch of a new web series – Conversations in Christian-Muslim Relations – on our YouTube channel.
Follow our Facebook page to see these events live and participate remotely in Q&A, or check out our archive of past Conversations below (in reverse posting order):
- Christians and Muslim Building Community – Dr Deanna Womack of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, discusses Christian-Muslim Relations and the challenge and opportunities of building communities of hospitality and justice in conversation with Dr Ralston.
- When milla, din, and tai’fa meant different things: The rise of “Religions” – Dr Bashir Saade of the University of Stirling discusses current research on the rise of ‘religions’ and how Christian-Muslim relations might be recast by attending to other ways of conceptualising belonging, practice, and ritual in conversation with Dr Ralston.
- A History of Christian-Muslim Relations by Prof Hugh Goddard – The cancelled book launch of A History of Christian-Muslim Relations by Prof Hugh Goddard, 2nd edition, took place online. You can also read Prof Goddard’s comments on the inspiration and process for the new edition.
- A Conversation with Sinan Antoon – Dr Sinan Antoon, an Iraqi poet, novelist, and public intellectual offers comments on memory, loss, and modern Iraq as his inspiration for The Baghdad Eucharist (Ya Mariam), The Corpse Washer (Wahdaha Shajarat al-Rumman), and an upcoming novel in conversation with Dr Ralston.
- Mona Siddiqui on Christian Muslim Relations – The co-founders of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network, Prof Mona Siddiqui and Dr Joshua Ralston of the University of Edinburgh, reflect on what drives them toward interfaith conversation, the founding of the Network three years in, and future plans.
- Comparative Theology and Christian-Muslim Dialogue – Prof Klaus Von Stosch of Paderborn University and Dr Ralston compare notes on the intricacies of doing theology comparatively.
- Abu Hamid al-Ghazali on the Virtues of Knowledge, Learning, and Teaching – This short lecture offers a short study of what al-Ghazali considers obligatory for a Muslim to know.
- The Introduction to al-Ghazali’s The Revival of the Religious Sciences – Dr Joshua Ralston explores the origin, contributions, and scholarship of one of Islam’s most influential thinkers in conversation with Christian theology.