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Christian Theological Engagement with Islam: a Study Day at PISAI

This hybrid event seeks to promote Christian theological reflection on Islam by offering opportunity for discussion of some of the many essays in this field recently published in the 2022 volume of PISAI’s journal Islamochristiana. Topics covered included current academic debates about Islamic origins, Muslim approaches to the Bible, and the death and resurrection of Jesus in the Qurʾān. The first session will feature a panel discussion involving Muslim and Christian scholars on “Muslims, Christians and Law” prompted by Joshua Ralston’s Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Sharīʿa (Cambridge University Press, 2020). In the second session Gavin D’Costa will deliver a lecture.

Cet événement hybride vise à promouvoir la réflexion théologique chrétienne sur l’islam en offrant l’occasion de discuter de certains des nombreux essais publiés récemment dans ce domaine, dans le volume 2022 de la revue Islamochristiana du PISAI. Les sujets abordés comprennent les débats universitaires actuels sur les origines de l’islam, les approches musulmanes de la Bible, ainsi que la mort et la résurrection de Jésus dans le Coran. La première session comprendra une table ronde réunissant des chercheurs musulmans et chrétiens sur le thème “Musulmans, chrétiens et droit”, inspirée de l’ouvrage de Joshua Ralston intitulé “Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Sharīʿa” (Presses universitaires de Cambridge, 2020). Dans la deuxième session, Gavin D’Costa donnera une conférence intitulée “Christian Theological Engagement with Islam: Surveying the Field and Looking Ahead”.

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