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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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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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Who is My Neighbour? A Summer School in Christian Engagement with Islam

‘Who is my Neighbour? A Summer School in Christian Engagement with Islam’ was hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh in June 2019. It is hoped that this course – which offers the basics of interfaith engagement to Christian ministers and lay leaders in both an academic and workshop setting – will repeat in the future. With this in mind, we are now studying the detailed feedback offered by this summer’s participants and…

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Transnational training group rethinks Europe

Researchers gather in Edinburgh for innovative Horizon2020 proposal Great Britain went to the polls in May 2019 to elect representatives to the European Parliament, perhaps for the last time. Just one week before the latest in Brexit-related drama, researchers from five European institutions gathered at the University of Edinburgh to reconsider the continent’s identity. ‘The question of the understanding of the European identity is crucial for current political and societal discussions’, said Prof Klaus von Stosch of Paderborn University. ‘Without…

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‘Philosophy Without Borders?’

‘Philosophy Without Borders?’ Defining Philosophy at its Cross-Section with Theology By Cameron Clausing A version of this post was given by Cameron Clausing, a PhD candidate in Theology and History at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, as a response to the 2019 Gunning Lecture Series. These lectures were given by Dr Peter Adamson, Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Professor Mona Siddiqui opened this series of lectures with a brief history of…

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