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Is God a lawgiver? Christian and Muslim perspectives on Ius divinum

Titre original : “Is God a lawgiver? Christian and Muslim perspectives on Ius divinum”

Le droit, qui se fonde sur la volonté divine ou d’autres motifs religieux, est toujours au centre de l’attention en Allemagne. Au-delà de la législation religieuse concrète, il y a une réflexion sur le droit divin dans les traditions chrétiennes et islamiques, qui ont des points communs. Ce volume traite de questions centrales – telles que la relation entre la Révélation et le droit, la convertibilité et la dépendance contextuelle du droit divin, ou la relation entre le droit naturel et le droit divin.

Recht, das sich auf göttliche Setzung oder andere religiöse Begründungen beruft, steht immer wieder im Zentrum der allgemeinen Aufmerksamkeit in Deutschland. Jenseits der konkreten religiösen Rechtsbestimmungen gibt es ein Nachdenken über göttliches Recht in den christlichen und islamischen Traditionen, das durchaus Gemeinsamkeiten aufweist. Dieser Band geht zentralen Fragen nach – wie z. B. der nach dem Verhältnis von Offenbarung und Recht, nach der Wandelbarkeit und Kontextabhängigkeit des göttlichen Rechts oder nach dem Verhältnis von Naturrecht und göttlichem Recht.


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Lecture given at the 3rd International Congress of Pluriel on the theme "Islam and Otherness", on 24 May 2022, at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Read abstract on the French tab.


Protestantism and Islam

  • Pierre-Olivier Léchot

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Does the pandemic affect radicalisation?

  • Patrice Brodeur

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

  • Ida Zilio-Grandi

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Corresponding across Religious Borders: The Letter of al-Qūṭī

  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

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

  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

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”...