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Because the presence of Muslim communities in Spain is relatively recent, and because there is not a long tradition of theological study of Islam, we want to start our dialogue with the Islamic tradition by understanding the characteristics of Islam of Spain and the way it interacts with the rest of the Spanish society.
Our objective is to identify concrete points of conflicts regarding the understanding of social life that exists in the relationship between Islam and society in Spain. In a second moment, we would like to begin a common reflection and a dialogue with Islamic tradition on these points.
In order to study the presence of the Islamic tradition in contemporary Spain, we plan first to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes sociological, legal and historical study. Secondly, we want to critically read the information obtained from this analysis in the light of the Islamic tradition, social life and Catholic social thought.
Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Universidad Loyola in Granada. Professor of Christian social ethics
Jaime Flaquer Garcia
Professor of Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions and Islam Studies - Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya.
Marta González García de Paredes
Lecturer on the Middle East at Loyola University, Seville
José Luis Llaquet de Entrambasaguas
Doctor in law and associate professor - Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Pablo López Chaves
Post-doctoral teaching fellow, Contemporary History Department - University of Granada.
Ignacio Sepúlveda del Río
Assistant professor of political philosophy and philosophy of religion - Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad Loyola-Andalucía, Spain.
Researcher in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Seville
Juan Macias Amoretti
Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies - University of Granada
Almudena Soler Sánchez
Ph.D. candidate in Inter-Religious Dialogue at Loyola University’s Faculty of Theology in Granada
Ángel Viñas Vera
Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Fadl Allāh. The concept of "grace" in the Quran, similarity and contrast with the Bible
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Imam Training in Europe: A Comprehensive Vision
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