Mehdi Azaiez (Paris, 1974) is Professor of Islamology at UCLouvain.
He was Assistant Professor of Islamic Theology during the period 2014-2019 at KU Leuven where he is now Visiting Professor and member of the research unit Biblical Studies. His research focuses on Quranic studies and early Islam. In the past (2012-2013) he was an instructor in Islamic studies and co-director of the international Qur’ân Seminar project at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA).
Since 2013, he is a member of the Publications and Research Committee of the International Quranic Studies Association (IQSA).
He created and edits a website dedicated to Quranic studies: Quran and Human Sciences
Protestantism and Islam
How did Martin Luther and John Calvin view Islam? How have Protestant theologians contributed to research on Islam? Pierre-Olivier Léchot, professor of modern history at the Protestant Institute of...
Islamic Hermeneutics of Nonviolence: Key Concepts and Methodological Steps
The article traces the key concepts and methodological steps that make an Islamic theology of nonviolence plausible. It offers the tools for a critical reading of classical texts, “sacred” history,...
Understanding freedom of religion around the Mediterranean
How to manage religious plurality? Three researchers from our network look back at the history of the northern, eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean to understand the diversity of legal...
Does the pandemic affect radicalisation?
Collaboration between Canadian and French researchers in the framework of the Centre Jacques Cartier talks, promoting partnerships between the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Quebec.
Environmentalism and sustainability as an expression of Islamic moral orientation
Abstract : The essay emphasizes cultural specificities, starting with the terminology currently used to describe sustainability, and investigates the lack of homogeneity of the semantic fields bel...
Corresponding across Religious Borders: The Letter of al-Qūṭī
Summary : This article provides an introduction to the Letter of al-Qūṭī, a short anti-Islamic polemic in Arabic purportedly written by an unknown priest active in Toledo in the mid-1...
Lavigerie and Islam, an ambiguous legacy
In a recent article on the contribution of the White Fathers to the renewal of Catholic attitudes towards Islam, Rémi Caucanas rightly notes that their founder’s legacy “was not without ambiguity”...
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...