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Returning to the humanities, they are not only necessary, but crucial in promoting a de-radicalizing approach to both societies: the Islamic and the European, wondering that this research project intends to work none solely in relation to the Islamic World or the Old continent, but with both.
The idea is to create a project of preventive deradicalization of Muslim citizens and society working on a dual methodological and interdisciplinary attitude: the teaching of Islam, its history, its religious tradition, sociology etc. in parallel to that of the European western world history, culture and religious approach.
This project wants to develop a praxis of de-radicalization for Muslim European citizens, but also for Muslims within the Islamic world, rooted on a rediscovery of the humanities and in particular of their religious tradition through a historical-critical analysis of the same.
Course Synopsis / Essay (multi-contributors) / Islamo-Christiana / Inter-religious studies
Research fellow in History of Islamic Countries - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano.
Associated Professor of Arabic and Islam Studies - Università Cattolica, Milano.
Researcher in Islamic studies and history of the Middle East at the Gregorian center for interreligious studies, Ponfifical Gregorian University
Michele Esposti Ongaro
Adjunct Professor in History of the Middle East, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Professor of islam in the Balkans and Caucasus - Università Cattolica di Milano.
Paolo Gonzaga Paolo
Professor of islam and Middle East, researcher about islamist radicalization in Europe and worldwide - Università Cattolica di Milano.
Researcher at the ISMU Foundation's Religions Department
Silvia Pierantoni Giua
Researcher in Psychoanalysis
Research Fellow at Friedrich-Schiller- Universität (Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies)
Basra, cradle of Islamic culture. An analysis of the urban area that was the early home of Islamic Studies
Abstract Several factors account for the primacy of Baúra in Islamic studies, some attributable to objective reasons, some to prevailing anthropological, historical and political conditions. Baúra is the on...
Fana’ al-Nar Within Early Kalam and Mysticism. An Analysis Covering the Eighth and Ninth Centuries.
First lines from the introduction “The quaestionis status is whether there will be a time in the near future when the Islamic version of hell (jahannam) will be empty or almost empty. This eschatologi...
The apocatastasis will save us all. The transition towards a shared ethical approach from christian patristic to early islamic theology and philosophy
Abstract I intend to deepen through this paper a comparative analysis between Greek cosmology, Christian Patristic and Early Islamic theology. Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria and others, ela...
The historical debate on secularisation between F. Antun and M. Abduh.
Full title : ‘The historical debate on secularisation between F. Antun and M. Abduh. God’s absolutism and Islam’s irrationality as cornerstones of orientalist islamic-christian dispute dur...
Arab and islamic humour
First lines of the introduction “The stereotype of the grim-faced Arab brandishing a scimitar is part of our collective imagination and is the result of centuries of struggle between the two sides of ...
When religion divides the "community". Dynamics of violence and pacification within Arab Levant
Conference of Marco DEMICHELIS, at the second international Congress of PLURIEL Abstract Since the nineteenth century, the dynamics of inter-religious conflict within the Arab world accentuated a growing in...
Religious Traditions in the Face of the Crisis of Liberal System. The Case of Islam. (Milano, October 9th, 2019)
Religions have regained a considerable role in the public space, to an extent that was hardly imaginable until recently. With the beginning of the century, religiosity seems to consist in the flou...