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Christopher Livanos: Biblicist Bias in Qur’anic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Present

Event Details

Monday, November 30, 2020
12-1 p.m.
Western Qur’ānic studies continue to be affected by prejudices due to the academy’s origins as a religious institution and the ongoing absence of any systematic reckoning by Qur’ānic scholars to address their field’s history. This presentation proposes models from within the Christian and Muslim traditions that can pave the way towards a break from Biblicist tropes towards an interfaith understanding based on the rich exegetical traditions of both faiths.