Pluriel

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Anna Canton

Born in 1980 in Italy, Anna Canton is a doctoral student in Islamic, Arabic and Iranian Studies at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO) of the Sapienza University in Rome with a thesis on al-Daǧǧāl and ‘Īsā b. Maryam in the thought of al-Qurṭubī (d. 1273), which she defended in 2023 and co-directed by the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome.

In 2022, she is conducting parallel research at the University of Notre Dame in the United States under the direction of Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds.

In the first semester of 2023, she is in charge of the course “Bible and Koran. A Comparative Approach” at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, in collaboration with the PISAI.

She holds a Master’s degree in History (University of Padua, 2007), a Master’s degree in Religious Sciences (Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose of Padua, 2015) and a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI, 2019). His research interests include exegesis and commentary of the classical Qur’an, Islamic-Christian apologetics and interreligious relations during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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Pontificia Università Gregoriana - Italy

Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica - Italy

For a new Mediterranean. Space for dialogue and prophecies of peace

Following the research work on the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Common Coexistence signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi on 4 February 2019, the Roman group of Pluriel Pontifical Gregorian University – PISAI wishes to continue the reflection with an interdisciplinary approach to […]

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MIDÉO No. 37: Recitation in the early centuries of Islam

  • Emmanuel Pisani

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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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  • Michaela Quast-Neulinger

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  • Rémi Caucanas

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The essentials of Islam

  • Jamel Khermimoun

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Muslim as ‘Other’ in former Yugoslavia

  • Cédomir Nestorovic

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Jalāl Al-Dīn Al-Suyūṭī: An Historical Contextualization Between Life and Works

  • Antonio Cuciniello

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