Biblical Traditions in the Qur’an

Thu 11 - Fri 12 Oct 2018, 09:00 - 17:00

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Understanding the Qur’an’s engagement with Biblical and Biblically based traditions has re-emerged as a pivotal scholarly challenge. The Islamic scripture clearly addresses an audience that was profoundly familiar with a considerable amount of Biblical and post-Biblical Jewish and Christian stories, concepts, and doctrines, and it engages in a sophisticated process of ideological critique, recasting, and reconfiguration in accordance with a particular set of doctrinal commitments. The conference will gather an interdisciplinary group of specialists in order to create a comprehensive image of the current state of our understanding of the Qur'an's intimate engagement with Biblical and Biblically based traditions.

Professor Nicolai Sinai, University of Oxford 
Dr Marianna KlarUniversity of Oxford 
Professor Gabriel S. Reynolds, University of Notre Dame
Dr Holger Zellentin, University of Cambridge

Speakers include:
Professor Sean Anthony
, Ohio State University 
Professor Sidney Griffith, Catholic University of America
Saqib Hussain, University of Oxford 
Professor Shari Lowin, Stonehill College
Professor Angelika Neuwirth FBA, Free University Berlin
Dr Michael PregillUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Professor Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
Dr Nora K. Schmid, Free University Berlin
Professor Stephen Shoemaker, University of Oregon 
Professor Adam Silverstein, Bar-Ilan University 
Professor Devin Stewart, Emory University 
Professor Jack Tannous, Princeton University

A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. For further information and details of how to book please click on 'Book event'. 

Please click here for the current conference programme. 

Standard Admission: £95 for both days; £50 for one day
Early Bird booking (before 31 January 2018): £75 for both days; £40 for one day
Concessions: £36 for both days; £20 for one day

Image credit: © bpk-Bildagentur, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

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