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Islam and Otherness (Paris)

In the global context of identity tensions, migratory flows, depreciation of the image of the Muslim world and its association to Daesh and al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks, the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions in Paris intends to carry out a research on the capacity of Islam to maintain a constructive and peaceful relationship with the ‘other’, both within the Muslim world and with other religions and cultures.This investigation is crucial in order to guarantee a community life in the Muslim world and in the West in the years to come. It calls for a transdisciplinary methodology which is not only a matter of scholarly Islamology but also of linguistics, history, political science, geography, sociology, law or philosophical anthropology.

Our research will identify semantic fields and concepts related to otherness in the corpus of primary sources (Qur’an and Sunnah). Our research will also critically reconsider the specific body of medieval Muslim writings which is “hijacked” by Islamist groups and used as their source of legitimacy. If the historical, sociological and political study of the facts and the strategies deployed within movements or organizations is unavoidable, the original perspective of our research is to involve a properly theological, linguistic and symbolic examination on the key texts on which contemporary fundamentalist discourses are based, to study them from a linguistic angle, to identify their historical contexts, to analyze their rhetoric and to assess their symbolic purpose.

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Membres du groupe

BENTABET Houssame

Sociologue et islamologue

PISANI Emmanuel

Director of the Institute of Science and Theology of Religion (ISTR) - Paris Catholic Institute

VIVIER-MURESAN Anne-Sophie

Maître-assistant à l'Institut de Science et de Théologie des Religions (ISTR), chercheuse en théologie du dialogue - Institut Catholique de Paris.

GOBILLOT Geneviève

Professeur émérite depuis 2013 Spécialité Etudes arabes et islamiques (histoire des idées et civilisation). Université Lyon 3, Jean Moulin.

SHIRALI Mahnaz

Directrice d’étude du DU Judaïsme, Christianisme, Islam (ISTR) Enseignante à Science Po

TESSANGARE Youssef

HAJJAR Mohammad

Docteur en droit

JAJÉ Amir

Docteur en islamologie

PARSAPAJOUH-TERRIER Sepideh

Docteur en anthropologie

BAJRAFIL Mohammad

Docteur en linguistique

SPEZIALE Fabrizio

Docteur en sciences religieuses

SULAYMAN Nasser

Docteur en sciences politiques

EL HAMRI Jamel

Chercheur en histoire de l'islam contemporain, et Consultant islam, jeunesse et citoyenneté

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