“The Word of God and the language of man” rewarded
P. Dr. Tobias SPECKER S.J., the holder of the professorship for Catholic Theology in the light of Islam, is the first winner of the “Hans Waldenfels Prize” for Contextual Theology and Missiology. Specker was awarded the theological science prize for his habilitation thesis “The Word of God and the language of man” menschliche Sprache. Christian Theology of Revelation in Conversation with Islamic Positions on the Inimitability of the Koran”, which he submitted to the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in autumn 2019. “This habilitation thesis is an “opus magnum” on questions of revelation from a Christian and Islamic perspective, which will also substantially shape future research on this topic,” emphasized Prof. DDr. Mariano Delgado, chairman of the international prize jury.
Summer School 2020: Justice and Mercy. Discussing the Divine Attributes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
Organised by the University of Paderborn, Germany; and part of the project “Building bridges between traditional thought and analytical philosophy – Rethinking Divine Attributes in Islam and Christianity” which is funded by the Templeton Foundation