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Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

Ali Mostfa is a linguist, PhD in English language and culture. He is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lyon, where he teaches two courses on intercultural analysis and the analysis of the discourse of influence. At the intersection between literary studies and discourse analysis, his work focuses on religious, political and cultural imaginaries. He is an associate researcher at the Centre for the Study of Cultures and Religions and a coordinating member of the PLURIEL platform (University Platform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon).

He is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Languages, Director of University Partnerships, and head of the research laboratory ERUDITT.

He is scientific delegate of the platform PLURIEL.

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Université catholique de Lyon - France

Islam and Otherness: Contextualizations, Transformations, and Influences

From a cross-section of dogmas, discourses, doctrines and reference texts, the contributions aim to examine, from a specific angle of approach (philosophical, theological, political, religious, anthropological, historical), the plurality of forms, places and angles of thought that make it possible to consider the normative values that govern the relationship with the other.

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Université catholique de Lyon - France

Centre d'études des cultures et des religions, UCLy - France

Authority and Regulation in Islam (Lyon)

After a research programme on religious, Islamic and Biblical fundamentalism, and a deconstructivist approach to fundamentalism, we thought it was important to approach the notion of authority in link with religion, especially in Islamic context. Persons with authority or identified places of authority are not a simple process. This is all the more true in the Sunni Muslim tradition, the absence of a designation by the Prophet of an institution willing to regulate the religious questions will open the way to a plurality of modalities that may be of theological or theological-political nature.

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Université catholique de Lyon - France

Religious fundamentalism (Closed)

The research group seeks to clarify the mechanisms of fundamentalism and its various expressions. Very often, ideological and ritualistic orders are so interwoven that they lead to community identifications.

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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...