Appel à comm. : “Syriac Christians in Dialogue with Islam: From Late Antiquity to the Medieval Period”, Congrès European Academy of Religion (EuARe), Palerme, 20–23/05/2024 (limite 15-18 fev 2024)

Call to papers for a panel at the European Academy of Religion (EuARe) conference in Palermo, 20–23 May 2024.

The subject of the panel is ‘Syriac Christians in Dialogue with Islam: From Late Antiquity to the Medieval Period.’ The co-convenor of the panel is Dr Jennifer Griggs (Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose – FSCIRE).

We ask that those interested in presenting send their abstracts to me (srassi@ed.ac.uk) or Jennifer Griggs (griggs@fscire.it).

The deadline for the abstracts is 18 February, but we will need to receive them by 15 February to arrange them in time for submission.

The panel will examine multiple aspects of Syriac Christianity’s engagement with Muslims in the pre-modern Islamicate world, from the emergence of Islam to the later Middle Ages.

Areas of encounter include theology, historiography, belles lettres, poetry, mysticism, law, and philosophy.

Possible themes are multilingualism, identity, translation, polemics and apologetics, cosmopolitanism and multiculturality, intellectual and social history, and the history of the Quran. Although the focus is on Syriac authors and communities, we also wish to include papers covering Arabic-speaking Christianity, particularly where its intersection with Syriac Christianity is concerned.

See attached panel abstract for more details.

Syriac Christians in Dialogue with Islam:From Late Antiquity to the Medieval Period

This panel considers the dialogue of Syriac Christianity with Islam through the historical encounters of Syriac Christians with Muslims in both the East and West Syriac churches, from the Eastern Mediterranean to Persia. Our time period begins with the emergence of Islam in the world of Late Antiquity to the dominance of Islamic culture in the medieval period. This panel invites contributions that consider the modalities of this inter-religious encounter through different genres of Syriac literature, including amongst others, poetry, hymnography, theology, philosophy, hagiography, history, disputations and dialogues. In considering such a diversity of genres, we propose to illuminate the breadth of influences and encounters with Islamic culture and religion that are evidenced within Syriacliterature. Central questions to be considered include how these interactions with Islam developed historically in Syriac literature, such as the influence of Islamic philosophical disciplines on Syriac philosophy and theology, especially in relation to the earlier Greek models. Other areas of interaction include the translation movements, and the extent to which Syriac Christian authors sought to negotiate Greek, Arabic and Persian traditions. Finally, we welcome contributions on the development of Arabic amongst Syriac Christian communities, and the perspectives offered within Christian Arabic literature on the encounter with Islam.

 



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Simon Pierre (2024, 13 février). Appel à comm. : “Syriac Christians in Dialogue with Islam: From Late Antiquity to the Medieval Period”, Congrès European Academy of Religion (EuARe), Palerme, 20–23/05/2024 (limite 15-18 fev 2024). Diwan. Consulté le 22 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/vtm8

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