Upcoming Events

The Covid-19 situation has made the planning of physical events more difficult, but you can always access ongoing, virtual book panels, lectures, and interviews on the Christian-Muslim Studies Network YouTube channel and blog.

Winter 2021

Christian and Muslim Relations: History, Scripture, Theology and Politics (MOOC)

This new, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Christian-Muslim Studies is taught and organized by staff at the School of Divinity (New College), University of Edinburgh. Registered learners will access four weeks of material using virtual lectures (recorded for this course), ongoing quizzes, and discussions conducted in an online forum and moderated live. Themes of this course, which explores Christian-Muslim encounter using a comparative lens, include the following:

  • The Bible and the Qur’an
  • Jesus and Prophet Muhammad
  • Historical Encounters
  • Case Studies

The following staff from the University of Edinburgh will instruct and moderate this course:

You will soon be able to register for this free, four-week course on Future Learn. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.

This MOOC launches 15 February 2021

Seminar Series

These events will be streamed online via Zoom until further notice. Please email Lucy.Schouten@ed.ac.uk to receive the Zoom or Skype link. All seminars will be held online at 16:10 BST unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, 12 January – Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean

Professor Karla Mallette (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

This seminar includes an interactive discussion on Prof Mallette’s upcoming publication, Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean (University of Chicago). To obtain the pre-circulated chapters in preparation for this seminar, please email Lucy.Schouten@ed.ac.uk.

Wednesday, 27 January – Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, Westoxication and the Politico-Theological Problem in Iran

Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Tuesday, 9 February – Muslims and Secularism: Some Contributions to the Debate

Dr David Marshall (World Council of Churches, Geneva)

Tuesday, 2 March – Scriptural Recitation and Lecture: Women and the Recited Qur’an

Ms Madinah Javed (Andalus Community Hub, Glasgow)

If government restrictions permit, this seminar will be held in Rainy Hall, New College, and streamed live.

Tuesday, 9 March at 17:10 – Roundtable Discussion: Decolonising Divinity

Dr Arkotong Longkumer, Dr Emma Wild-Wood, & Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

This event is jointly hosted with the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and Religious Studies at the School of Divinity.

If government restrictions permit, this seminar will be held in Rainy Hall, New College, and streamed live.

Tuesday, 16 March – Christians and Christianity in Muhammad Asad’s ‘The Message of the Qur’an’

Dr Josef Linnhoff (Doctoral alumnus from Class of 2020): The Usuli Institute, Los Angeles

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