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Imam Training in Europe: A Comprehensive Vision


Professor Sánchez Nogales explains in this article the question about training imams in Europe. The most of these believers who work as spiritual leaders in Islamic communities living in Europe does not have a very religious and theological training to carry out their important role. Although, the situation in the great Islamic centers is different. Here you can find a little dossier on the current situation about this interesting issue in four European countries: The Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

Titre original : “La formación de imanes en Europa : una visión de conjunto”


Dans cet article, le professeur Sánchez Nogales étudie la question de la formation des imams en Europe. La plupart de ces croyants qui exercent la direction des communautés islamiques n’ont pas une formation religieuse et théologique adéquate pour accomplir leur mission. La situation dans les grands centres islamiques est cependant différente. Cet article présente la situation actuelle dans quatre pays européens : les Pays-Bas, l’Allemagne, la France et l’Espagne.


El profesor Sánchez Nogales investiga en este artículo el tema de la formación de imanes en Europa. La mayor parte de estos creyentes, que desempeñan el liderazgo de las comunidades islámicas no tienen una correcta formación religiosa y teológica para desempeñar su importante misión. La situación en los grandes centros islámicos es, sin embargo, diferente. En el presente artículo se puede encontrar la situación actual en que se encuentra este importante tema en cuatro países europeos: Holanda, Alemania, Francia y España.

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Fadl Allāh. The concept of “grace” in the Quran, similarity and contrast with the Bible

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El islam en Europa occidental. Panorama socio-histórico y modelos de “integración”

Summary This article starts unfolding a brief outline of the history of the relations between Islam and Europe from four geographical view points and four ages: Spain (VIII century), Central Europ...


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Christianity, Islam and Modernity: Proceedings of the II Congress of Theology of the Faculty of Theology of Granada


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