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Religious Studies Seminar overview

Religious Studies Seminar

This fortnightly seminar subdivides into termly seminars for specialists in Islam, Judaism, and the religious traditions of India. Speakers may have premodern or contemporary interests, and may present papers on the basis of a very wide range of intellectual interests and disciplinary traditions. 



Religious Studies Senior Seminars

[Co-sponsored with the Senior Seminar

 in Inter-Religious Relations]


MichaelmasTerm 2018


2:30 pm, Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity, alternate Tuesdays (please note that the October 26th seminar is on a Friday, and in the Runcie Room)


October 9th: Dr Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez, (Georgetown) “Authority in Islamic Legal Discourse and Practice: The Case of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti”


October 26th (Friday 2:30 pm, Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity): Dr Najah Nadi, (Cambridge Muslim College) “On the historiography of uṣūl al-fiqh: the epistemological postulates in the works of Saʿd al-Dīn al-Taftāzānī (d. 792/1390)”


November 6th: Dr Arafat A. Razzaque, (Centre for Islamic Studies, Cambridge University) “Biting Criticism: The Moral Problem of Slander in Medieval Islamic Thought”

November 20th: Dr Gregor Schwarb, (Freie Universität Berlin) TBA


All Welcome