Lucy Schouten

Network launches first seminar: Muslim views of the Bible

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network launched the first in a series of seminars with a presentation from Dr Martin Whittingham of the Oxford Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies. Dr Whittingham analysed Muslim views of the Bible and Christianity generally, discussing his ongoing research in a presentation titled, ”As it says in the Torah…’ Muslim use and criticism of the Bible in the Hadith literature’. Dr Whittingham specializes in Muslim views of the Bible and engaged with staff and student questions on Christian-Muslim relations  during…

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Student profile: From Ghana to Scotland

Note: The Christian-Muslim Studies Network aims to advance academic scholarship and improve public engagement with the scriptural, theological, political, and sociological aspects of Christian-Muslim relations. This post illustrates some of the opportunities available to postgraduate students who are engaging with the academic facets of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network in Edinburgh.  Emmanuel Tettey joined the masters cohort at the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity and aims to study Christian-Muslim relations in his own context through an academic lens. Originally part of…

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Meet the new postdoctoral fellow

Dr Abdul Rahman Mustafa joined staff at the University of Edinburgh in September as the Christian-Muslim Studies Network’s first postdoctoral fellow. He brings to New College his expertise in both law and Islamic theology, and he contributes to the Network’s commitment to interfaith studies with a critical lens. His appointment was made possible by a grant from the Luce Fund for Theological Education at the Henry Luce Foundation. Dr Mustafa joined the staff at New College after completing his PhD…

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Middle Eastern Christians in the UK: A tense study in Christian-Muslim-Secular relations

The Middle East’s Christian communities frequently make headlines as they emigrate rapidly from from ancient homelands to Europe and the Americas.  The Christian-Muslim Studies Network and the Centre for the Study of World Christianity co-sponsored a discussion that explored the fate of those whose emigration led them to the United Kingdom. Dr Fiona McCallum, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, presented findings from the Humanities in the European Research Area project, ‘Defining and Identifying Middle…

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‘Divine Hospitality’ and Christian-Muslim Relations in Lebanon

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network invites the public to New College, University of Edinburgh for a round table discussion that explores the role that Christian-Muslim conversation and shared action have had in Lebanon and the broader Middle East. The evening discussion will move beyond news headlines and simplistic views of Lebanon and offer first hand accounts  of the millenial old wisdom and recent experiences of inter-religious debate, conflict, and co-existence in the Middle East.  The centrepiece of the event, which begins…

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