Appel à contribution: “Jewish and Christian reception(s) of Muslim theology”

“Jewish and Christian reception(s) of Muslim theology”
International Conference, 23-25 May 2013, Istanbul
Convened by the RESEARCH UNIT INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE
ISLAMICATE WORLD(Freie Universität Berlin) in cooperation with
 the SWEDISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN ISTANBUL
Funded by the European Research Council FP7 Project “Rediscovering
Theological Rationalism in the Medieval World of Islam”

Call for papers

In the framework of the European Research Council FP7 Project
“Rediscovering Theological Rationalism in the Medieval World of
Islam”, the RESEARCH UNIT INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE ISLAMICATE
WORLD (Freie Universität Berlin), in cooperation with the SWEDISH
RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN ISTANBUL, will hold an international
conference on “Jewish and Christian reception(s) of Muslim
theology” on 23-25 May 2013, in Istanbul. The idea is to bring
together an international group of approximately 20-25 specialists
 of Jewish, Christian and Muslim theology in order to discuss
 phenomena of reciprocity between Muslims, Christians and Jews in
the field of kalām. It is well known that especially Jewish
thinkers increasingly adopted Muslim(and Christian) rational
theology from the 10th century CE onwards (esp. Muʿtazilite
theology), and a similar phenomenon can be observed in 13th and
14th century Coptic theological writings that were under the
influence of Ashʿarite (Ghazālī, Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī) and Jewish
 thinkers(Maimonides). By the same token, there is a near-consensus
among contemporary scholars that the Muslim dialectical technique
 of kalām can be traced back to similar patterns of dilemmatic
dialogue that were characteristic for the Christological
controversies raging in 6th century Alexandria, 7th century
Syria but also Manichaean patterns of disputation. Contributions
are invited that will address new texts, aspects and issues
within this intellectual “whirlpool” of kalām.
Thanks to an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research
Council, we will be able to pay for travel expenses, meals, and
accommodations in Istanbul.
A selection of papers will be published in 2014 in Volume Two
of the journal Intellectual History of the Islamicate World (Brill)
 (http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/islamwiss/Intellectual_History_in_the_Islamicate_World/Journal/index.html).
Proposals (title and brief abstract of 250-500 words) should be
submitted no later than Friday, June 29th, 2012 to
 sabineschmidtke@gmail.com.

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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