Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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the Federation
of European
Catholic
Universities

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the International
Federation
of Catholic
Universities

Geneviève Gobillot

Emeritus Professor of Arab-Muslim civilisation at the University of Lyon III Jean Moulin, specialist in Muslim mysticism, Shi’ism and Sufism, in particular with Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi, 10th century author. Her work also focuses on the intertextual and intercultural reading of the Quran with a view to bringing the different monotheisms closer together.

Member of the Research group

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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Member of the Research group

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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Dār al-islām and dār al-ḥarb in contemporary Muslim thought

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  • Adnane Mokrani

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  • Tobias Specker

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MIDEO 36 – Iǧtihād and taqlīd in Sunnī and Šīʿī Islam

  • Emmanuel Pisani

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Islam and Otherness : A Muslim theologian’s viewpoint

  • Nayla Tabbara

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