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Muslims ask, Christians answer

Muslims and Christians meet more and more and Muslims often ask for the faith of Christians. This volume discusses 12 of the most important issues and explains the context in which they arise.
On the basis of Christian theology and the experience of dialogue with Muslims, Christian positions are clarified and proposals for sensitive and sincere responses are elaborated. The group thus offers Christians and Muslims an excellent orientation and basis for joint discussion.

Les musulmans et les chrétiens se rencontrent de plus en plus et les musulmans demandent souvent la foi des chrétiens. Ce volume traite de 12 des questions les plus importantes et explique le contexte dans lequel elles se posent.
À partir de la théologie chrétienne et de l’expérience du dialogue avec les musulmans, les positions chrétiennes sont clarifiées et des propositions de réponses sensibles et sincères sont élaborées. Le groupe offre ainsi aux chrétiens et aux musulmans une excellente orientation et une excellente base de discussion commune.

Muslime und Christen begegnen sich immer häufiger, und oft fragen Muslime nach dem Glauben der Christen. Dieser Band behandelt 12 der wichtigsten Fragen und erklärt den Hintergrund, vor dem sie entstehen.
Aus der christlichen Theologie und aus der Erfahrung des Dialogs mit Muslimen heraus werden die christlichen Positionen geklärt und einfühlsame, ehrliche Antwortvorschläge erarbeitet. So bietet der Band für Christen und Muslime eine hervorragende Orientierungshilfe und Grundlage für gemeinsame Gespräche.

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From Transnational Islamic Movements to Individual Religiosity: the Crisis of Religious Authority in Western European Muslim Communities

  • Baptiste Brodard

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“Christian-Muslim Relations in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring Beyond the Polemics over ‘The Innocence of Muslims'”

  • Anna Hager

In September 2012, the video “The Innocence of Muslims” sparked outrage and demonstrations in the Middle East by depicting an attack against Copts by a Muslim group, associated with the...


Theology of Differences: New Perspectives for the Franciscan Mission of Dialogue with Islam

  • Stefano Luca

“We cannot escape, especially today, the provocation that comes from interreligious encounter. The future of humanity is linked to the ability to embrace differences.”


Religious Diversity, Interreligious Perspectives, and Islamic Religious Education in Switzerland: Current Situation and Room for Maneuver

  • Hansjörg Schmid

Twenty years ago, the first pilot projects of Islamic religious education (IRE) in public schools in Switzerland caused a stir in some parts of the country. From a pedagogical perspective, the rati...


The term “dahr” (fate) in the Arabic language and its literature

  • Paolo Branca

It is obviously not possible to examine the entire Arab literary production: we will therefore start from the many examples of pre-Islamic verses to dwell then over the centuries on the repropositi...


Islam and Scientific Examination: A Renewed Quest

  • Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
  • Dominique Avon

“How can we establish an objective, rigorous, and detached study of Islam in the face of the excesses generated by its politicization? It is to answer this burning question that the French In...


Muslim Theologies of Religious Pluralism. Proceedings of the Colloquium Held on November 20 and 21, 2021

  • Emmanuel Pisani
  • Cédric Baylocq
  • Anne-Sophie Vivier-Muresan
  • Zohra Aziadé Zemirli
  • Charbel Attallah
  • Haoues Seniguer
  • Youssouf Sangare

The laboratory of the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions of Paris (Theologicum, ICP) presents here the outcome of four years of research on the theme of religious pluralism in Islam. Wh...


Islamochristiana Journal 49 (2024): “Maurice Borrmans and Mohamed Talbi: From Friendship to Rupture”

  • David Marshall
  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella
  • Rémi Caucanas
  • Michel Younès
  • Geneviève Gobillot
  • Florence Javel
  • Yosra Garmi
  • Tobias Specker

The title of this issue, “Maurice Borrmans and Mohamed Talbi: From Friendship to Rupture,” was suggested to us by a collection of articles that highlight different aspects of the relati...