International conference “Horizons of Islamic Theology”

1.-5. September 2014 - Frankfurt am Main

From Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014 the Center for Islamic Studies (Zentrum für Islamische Studien) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany will be hosting the international conference Horizons of Islamic Theology at Goethe University Frankfurt’s Westend Campus.

With six thematic sections and more than thirty panels, this international conference will focus on the key aspects of Islamic Theological Studies, i.e. textual scholarship, historical and cultural studies, intellectual history of Islam, religious education and practical theology, as well as linguistics and literary studies with a focus on Arabic. Furthermore, it includes an interdisciplinary section, spanning a number of different thematic areas.

The Center for Islamic Studies (Zentrum für Islamische Studien) will not only invite lecturers from Germany and abroad to present talks at the conference, but will also announce a Call for Papers for numerous panels, inviting experts in these fields to contribute with their papers. In addition, an opportunity to present projects will be offered. The conference addresses experts and people interested in the fields of Islamic theology and neighboring disciplines, such as Islamic Studies, Christian theology, philosophy, and law. The range of topics chosen as well as the interdisciplinary and dialogical orientation make this conference a future-oriented project aimed at stimulating discussion and research in the field of Islamic Theology.