Conference: Reading the Gospels in Islamic Context


About The Event

Call for Papers

Date: September 7-9, 2020

Hosted by: Centre for Muslim Christian Studies, Oxford, UK

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020

Under current Covid19 restrictions, the conference will be hosted fully or partly online.

A three-day conference will hear papers around the theme of interpretation of the New Testament gospels in Islamic contexts. Selected papers will be edited for publication as a volume in the ‘Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context’ series. ‘Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context’ is a ground-breaking series edited by Ida Glaser and Shabbir Akhtar, the first volume of which, ‘Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context: Qur’anic conversations’ arose out of a conference in September 2015.

The series focusses on the interpretation of the Bible and of particular biblical books and themes either from an Islamic perspective or from the perspective of Bible readers situated in, or otherwise ‘in conversation with,’ Islamic contexts. Since the Qur’an is present in all Islamic contexts, intertextual reading between the Qur’an and the Bible is an important feature of the series.

Themes might include:

• Muslim references to the gospels in classical literature
• How the gospels are interpreted in current Muslim-Christian dialogue and debate
• Questions relating to translation of the gospels in Muslim majority languages
• Fresh readings of the gospels ‘in conversation with’ the Qur’an and other Islamic literature
• The use of the gospels by Christian minorities in their relationships with Muslims in particular contexts
• Responses of Muslim readers to the gospels


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Centre for Muslim Christian Studies,

109 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EH, United Kingdom

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