Section 6: Islam in Focus

Chairs: Naime Ҫakir, Raida Chbib

This cross-sectional unit provides a forum for the discussion of Islam from various perspectives, such as from a political science perspective, from sociological and religious studies, as well as from the viewpoint of Christian theology. Current research on Islam in Europe and on the development of religion in Muslim societies highlight the dynamics in the field, which can be illustrated with various examples and issues from different social contexts. Hence, in our panels particular attention is to be paid to the context, in which Islam develops, and also to the relational nexus, which has an impact on the production of religious knowledge and practice, and vice-versa.