Summer school: Muslim Perceptions and Receptions of the Bible

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Institute of Asian and African Studies,
The Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies) and Freie Universit?t Berlin
(Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World) announce:

The third NEW FRONTIERS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES German-Israeli Summer School funded
by the Einstein-Stiftung, Berlin
8-12 September at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Muslim Perceptions and Receptions of the Bible

The summer school will focus on the multiple uses of the Bible (i.e., the
Hebrew Bible and the New Testament), as well as of Jewish and Christian lore,
by Muslim authors in the medieval and pre-modern periods (up to the present).
The many aspects of Muslim perceptions and receptions of Biblical materials and
motifs will be addressed, such as quotations from or paraphrases of the Bible
in polemical or non-polemical contexts, Muslim commentaries on the Bible,
biblical traditions integrated into Tafs?r, relevant literary genres such as
Qi?a? al-anbiy?? and Isr???liyyat, representations of Biblical episodes in
Islamic art, etc. The summer school will also deal with the translations of the
Bible into Arabic, and their relevance for the Muslim attitude to and reception
of the Bible. Some aspects of the vast literature in Arabic regarding the Bible
among the Jews and Christians will also be discussed.
The summer school will convene some of the leading scholars in the fields of
biblical studies, Qur??nic and Islamic studies, Judaeo-Arabic and
Christian-Arabic, and Islamic art. The summer school is intended for advanced
students of Islamic, Jewish and Christian oriental studies, who wish to enrich
their knowledge of the interaction of Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures
over the centuries. Knowledge of Arabic is a prerequisite. The School will be
conducted in English. Students coming from outside Jerusalem will receive full
room and board. Attendance throughout the week of the Summer School is
mandatory. The School will be considered equivalent to 2 academic credits
(approval pending).

Convenors: Prof. Sabine Schmidtke (Freie Universit?t Berlin), Prof.
Reuven Amitai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Coordinator: Ayala Eliyahu
For further information and application please contact Ayala Eliyahu
(ayala.eliyahu@mail.huji.ac.il)

Application ends 1 June 2013

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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