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2022

Religious Radicalism. The Challenges of an Ill-Defined Concept in Europe

Ali Mostfa, professor of linguistics and discourse analysis at the Catholic University of Lyon, analyses the semantic shifts about the notion of religious radicalism, particularly since the September 11 attacks in the United States, in this article published in the journal Acta pro Dialoguo, edited by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. This issue brings together the proceedings of a webinar held on 26 and 27 January 2021 on the theme “Religious Radicalism. Christian and Muslim understandings and responses”.

Ali Mostfa, maître de conférences en linguistique et d’analyse du discours à l’Université catholique de Lyon, analyse les glissements sémantiques autour de la notion de radicalité religieuse, en particulier depuis les attentats du 11 septembre aux États-Unis, dans cet article paru dans la revue Acta pro Dialoguo éditée par le Conseil pontifical pour le dialogue interreligieux du Vatican. Cette livraison rassemble les actes d’un webinaire tenu les 26 et 27 janvier 2021 sur le thème “Radicalisme religieux. Compréhensions et réponses chrétiennes et musulmanes”.

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Islam & Otherness. Proceedings of the Pluriel congress in Beirut

Edited by Michel Younès, Ali Mostfa and Roula Talhouk “In a contemporary context marked by a growing tendency to lock oneself into oppositional logics, reflection on otherness in Islam opens ...

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Making religion online: the case of Islam

Islam in the digital age is becoming an inescapable reality in the lives of believers, thus introducing a new modality in the understanding of Islamic faith. From now on, the sacred text, rituals, ...

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From Islamic Reference to Conservative Pragmatism – The Sinuous Paths of the Moroccan JDP Discourse

"The relationship between the political and religious fields in Morocco is generally based on tactical choices and pragmatic issues, often far from simple ideological orientations. In this context,...

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Authority in Islam. What regulation? Proceedings of the symposium.

“It is often said: “”no clergy in Islam””. In the absence of a hierarchical and universal magisterial authority, what are the instances and figures that serve as regul...

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Religious Radicalism. The Challenges of an Ill-Defined Concept in Europe

Ali Mostfa, professor of linguistics and discourse analysis at the Catholic University of Lyon, analyses the semantic shifts about the notion of religious radicalism, particularly since the Septemb...

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Otherness And Spatial Dimension In The Arabic Language And Culture

Etymologically, the noun âkhar from the verb âkhara, rather draws the action of postponing, أَخَّرَ العَمَلَ, or temporarily deprogramming an action. al-âkhar on some other hand does not establish ...

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Discourses and strategies of otherness: Crossed perspectives and analyses

Summary: The interest of discourse analysis is to highlight the articulations of texts and social locations (Maingueneau, 2012). Questioning the functioning of these formations and the conditions o...

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Religious radicalization. Process of a controversial concept

Introduction : I would like to seize the opportunity of my first participation to the Mediterranean website to raise the issue of radicalisation as a concept, which has permeated the political a...

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Political and Religious Fields in Morocco. Issues and stakes of power and authority

Conference « Religious Authority in Islam », organised by the Centre for the Study of Cultures and Religions and the Research Unit of the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), on 18 and 19 November 2...

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Islam & Otherness. Proceedings of the Pluriel congress in Beirut

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa
  • Michel Younès
  • Roula Talhouk

Edited by Michel Younès, Ali Mostfa and Roula Talhouk “In a contemporary context marked by a growing tendency to lock oneself into oppositional logics, reflection on otherness in Islam opens ...

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From Islamic Reference to Conservative Pragmatism – The Sinuous Paths of the Moroccan JDP Discourse

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

"The relationship between the political and religious fields in Morocco is generally based on tactical choices and pragmatic issues, often far from simple ideological orientations. In this context,...

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Religious Radicalism. The Challenges of an Ill-Defined Concept in Europe

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

Ali Mostfa, professor of linguistics and discourse analysis at the Catholic University of Lyon, analyses the semantic shifts about the notion of religious radicalism, particularly since the Septemb...

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Normativity of Holy Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

  • Klaus von Stosch
  • Zishan Ahmad Ghaffar

In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the orientation towards “holy texts” is central. While in the past it was undisputed that these texts could be understood as directly given by God an...

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Original Sin and the Qur’an

  • Gabriel Said Reynolds

The present article addresses the common view that the Qur’an has no doctrine of original sin. It begins by defining original sin with attention to the Bible and Christian tradition. Thereafter the...

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Religious Alterities and Cultural Alterities: Issues of Debate in Islam

  • Samir Arbache

Conference given in Beirut on Tuesday 24 May 2022 during the Pluriel congress on the theme "Islam and Otherness".

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Religious Pluralism in Post-“Arab Spring” Morocco

  • Youssef Boutahar

Title of the lecture : "Re-problematizing the Religious Majority-Minority Dialectics in Post-Arab Spring Morocco: Between Subalternity and Digital Disobedience" Given the debate currently prevai...

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The Populist Political Style of the Islamist Moroccan party, the PJD

  • Amina Drhimeur

Title of the lecture : 'The «Us» Against the «Others», the Populist Political Style of the Islamist party the PJD' How do religious actors understand an increasingly globalised and pluralistic w...