Lancering af bogen Christian-Muslim Relations in Egypt: Politics, Society and Interfaith Encounters

Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Københavns Universitet, Karen Blixens vej 4, 2300 København S, lokale 10.3.28 (se kort nedenfor), fredag d. 12. juni kl 17:00

Biskop Peter Fischer-Møller og Prof. Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen holder oplæg om den religiøse dialog som en del af sociale processer og politik i Mellemøsten såvel som Danmark – efterfulgt af spørgsmål og debat.

Forholdet mellem Mellemøsten og Vesten, islam og kristendommen, muslimer og sekulariserede samfund, har stor indflydelse på den politiske dagsorden både i Danmark og Mellemøsten. Svaret på de mange spændinger søges ofte i dialogen – men hvordan udføres dialogen og hvilken indflydelse har den på samfundene i Danmark og Mellemøsten?

Bogen Christian-Muslim Relations in Egypt: Politics, Society and Interfaith Encounters beskriver, hvad religiøs dialog er i det egyptiske samfund, men er også en generel diskussion af, hvordan vi kan forstå dialog som en del af sociale processer. Læs mere om bogen og forfatteren her på hjemmesiden.

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Udtalelser om bogen

Dr. Kate Zebiri, Senior Lecturer in Arabic, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London:

This study is a timely contribution to a hitherto neglected area, and highlights the vital importance of religion in Egyptian society and politics. Based on many years of experience on the ground, it greatly enhances our understanding of the dynamics of interfaith relations in Egypt. It sheds light on the different types of religious discrimination which occur, while also providing an innovative typology of the various dialogue initiatives in contemporary Egypt. Using the tools of sociology and social psychology, this book will be of interest to scholars, students and those working in the field of interfaith dialogue.

Prof. Mark Sedgwick, Arab and Islamic Studies, Aarhus University:

Christian-Muslim Relations in Egypt is essential reading for all those interested in today’s Egypt. The book is an important contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of Egyptian society and politics, as well as being a major addition to our knowledge of Christian-Muslim relations. Henrik Lindberg Hansen adds penetrating analysis to the authority of long experience. The book ends with an especially valuable chapter on the controversial events of 2011 and 2013, on their impact at the time, and on their possible future implications.

Prof. David Thomas, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham:

The networks that operate in Egyptian society are involved and hard to discern, yet they are essential to maintaining relations between both individuals and groups. In this study, Henrik Lindberg Hansen, who has spent many years living in Egypt, shows how dialogue between Christians and Muslims operates through these networks and profits from the links they provide. His study gives a rare insight into unseen aspects of dialogue in Egypt, and makes an unusual and distinctive contribution to research in the field of Christian-Muslim dialogue. This book will give both newcomers and established researchers in the field fresh understandings of the practicalities of dialogue and the intricate relations between Egyptian society and religion.

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