Recognizing Sacred Scriptures – the Qur’an and the Bible


WHEN May 5-6, 2022
WHERE NYU Abu Dhabi WHO Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Recognizing Religions is an international research initiative embedded in the Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program. The project aims to further a conversation about intellectual, legal, theological, and spiritual processes and concepts at work when members of religious communities interact with each other.

In this first in-person event, organized within the framework of this initiative, we will explore how Christians, Muslims, and Jews engage with each other’s ‘Sacred Scriptures – from philosophical and historical perspectives.   

In collaboration with the ERC funded project The European Qur’an. Islamic Scripture in European Religion and Culture, 1150-1850; this event will showcase ongoing research projects into Muslim readings of the Bible and Christian and Jewish approaches to the Qur’an.

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Convened by
  • Taneli Kukkonen, Professor of Philosophy; Global Network Professor of Philosophy , New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Jan Loop, Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures, University of Copenhagen
  • Christopher Ocker, Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Professor Christopher Ocker, Australian Catholic University
Hosted by
  • The NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

In Collaboration with

The European Qur’an (EuQu) Project

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