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

Hamideh Mohagheghi

The lawyer and Islamic theologian Hamideh Mohagheghi (born 1954 in Tehran) has been a lecturer on the religion of Islam at the University of Paderborn since 2007. She has lived in Germany for more than 30 years and works in various working groups on intercultural and interreligious dialogue. She is also a founding member and board member of the ‘HUDA Network for Muslim Women e.V.’.

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Universität Paderborn - Germany

Qur’anic Approaches to Jesus Christ in the Perspective of Comparative Theology (Closed)

The project will therefore scrutinize whether it is feasible, from a particularly Christian perspective, to recognize the Quranic appreciations of Jesus of Nazareth as a form of Christology, which could possibly be saying something valuable to Christians. In accordance with that thought one can also ask, whether the Christian faith could accommodate to a certain extend the depiction of Jesus of Nazareth in the Quran within its own frame of belief and could the peculiarity of this approach be regarded as an enrichment of the Christian identity. Similarly, a Muslim Comparative Theology should discuss the question whether the relationship between the Christian confession of Jesus as the Christ and the Quranic statements about Jesus can be reviewed on the grounds of offering a new understanding of Jesus to Islamic thought.

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