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The Qurʾān between Judaism and Christianity

A public engagement initiative funded by the British Academy, hosted at The University of Nottingham, and co-sponsored by the Karimia Institute.

What can the Qurʾān, the Holy Scripture of Islam, teach us about Judaism and Christianity? How does knowledge about Judaism and Christianity help us to understand the Qurʾān better? This lecture series seeks to make academic research in Islamic Studies accessible to the broader public. The speakers integrate literary and historical approaches in order to illustrate the intricate relationship between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. A better understanding of the past may in turn help us to reconsider the present in a more nuanced way, and to formulate answers to the challenges faced by the Muslim communities in the Western World and beyond. The talks will be followed by a response and a discussion. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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The Qurʾān between Judaism and Christianity

17 September, 16 October and 4 December 2016

 

 

 

 

Lecture 1

Saturday 17 September 2016 – A1 Highfield House, University Park

 1–1.10pm  Welcome – Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham
   Asam Latif, Karimia Institute and The University of Nottingham
   How to Study the Qurʾān – ‘Traditional’ and ‘Academic’ Approaches
 1.10–2pm  Professor Islam Dayeh, Free University of Berlin
 2–2.50pm  Professor Mehdi Azaiez, Katholieke Universiteit Levuven
 2.50–3.20pm  Response by Dr Marianna Klar, School of Oriental and African Studies
 3.20–3.50pm  Coffee break
   The Qurʾān and the Bible
 3.50–4.40pm  Professor Angelika Neuwirth, Free University, Berlin
 4.40–5.30pm  Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University
 5.30–6pm  Response by Dr Omar Ali-de-Unzaga, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Register for the lecture on Saturday 17 September

Lecture 2

Sunday 16 October 2016 – A48 Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

 1–1.10pm  Welcome – Dr Musharraf Hussain, OBE, DL, Karimia Institute
   The lecture series – Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham
   The Qurʾān and Judaism (l)
 1.10–2pm  Professor Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
   The Qurʾān’s Arabian Background (l)
 2–2.50pm  Dr Nora K Schmid, Free University of Berlin
 2.50–3.20pm  Response by Dr Asma Hilali, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
 3.20–3.50pm  Coffee break
   The Qurʾān and Christianity
 3.50–4.40pm  Dr Nicolai Sinai, University of Oxford
 4.40–5.30pm  Professor Emran El-Badawi, University of Houston
 5.30–6pm  Response by Dr Jon Hoover, The University of Nottingham

Register for the lecture on Sunday 16 October

Lecture 3

Sunday 4 December 2016 – A48 Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

 1–1.10pm  Welcome – Dr Jon Hoover, The University of Nottingham
   The Qurʾān’s Arabian Background (ll)
 1.10–2pm  Dr Ghassan El Masri, Corpus Coranicum, Berlin
   The Qurʾān and Judaism (ll)
 2–3.20pm  Dirk Hartwig, Free University, Berlin
   Response by Dr Harith bin Ramli, Cambridge Muslim College
 3.20–3.50pm  Coffee break
   Law from the Bible to the Qurʾān
 3.50–4.40pm  Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham
 4.40–5.30pm  Professor Lena Salaymeh, University of Tel Aviv
 5.30–6pm  Response by Dr Shuruq Naguib, University of Lancaster

Register for the lecture on Sunday 4 December

 

If you have any questions, contact us at Quran.Lectures@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

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Funded by the British Academy | Co-sponsored by the Karimia Institute.

 

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