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André de Peretti, Maurice Borrmans, Louis Massignon et le Comité Chrétien d’Entente France-Islam (1947-1962)

Author: André de Peretti, Maurice Borrmans
Editor: Karthala, Paris, 2014

Known and esteemed for the breadth and depth of his work in Islamic studies, Louis Massignon was anything but a man of libraries. Indeed, while he tried through culture to being two civilisations closer together which had been rivals for a long time and kept at a distance by mutual misunderstanding, he did not neglect ...

22/09/2014 | Paolo Branca

That Irreducible Diversity of Reality

Bruno Latour, Enquête sur les modes d’existence. Une anthropologie des modernes, Éditions de la Découverte, Paris, 2012 English translation : An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA), 2013

01/09/2014 | Jean Duchesne

Constitutions and secularism, a necessary nexus?

Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld (eds.), Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014)

01/09/2014 | Andrea Pin

The Ferment of Modern Islamic Discourse

Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age. Religious Authority and Internal Criticism, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012

01/09/2014 | Michele Brignone

The militants who lacerate the Sunni heart

Bernard Rougier, L’oumma en fragments, Puf, Paris, 2011.

01/09/2014

Saudi Female Pluralism

Madawi Al-Rasheed, A Most Masculine State. Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013

01/09/2014 | Elena Maestri

The Powerful Banality of Goodness

The cinema finds the allure of revolutions irresistible because the seventh art is built on the attraction of the instant, the breaking point that accompanies protests. Whereas it is harder to tell the story, on the big screen, of the long period following revolts that is needed for the building of democracy and the quest for political compromise. And yet there are people who can do it.

01/09/2014 | Emma Neri

Giovanni XXIII amico dei turchi

Author: Rinaldo Marmara
Editor: Jaca Book, Milan, 2013 (first French edition 2001)

Rinaldo Marmara, Giovanni XXIII amico dei turchi, Jaca Book, Milan, 2013 (first French edition 2001)

31/07/2014 | Martino Diez

Muhammad Fadhil al-Jamali, Invito all’Islam. Lettere di un padre in carcere al figlio

Author: Muhammad Fadhil al-Jamali
Editor: Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut, 2013

Edited by Valentina Colombo, Arabic text with Italian translation (Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut, 2013) (first edition: Da‘wa ilà al-Islâm, Dâr al-Kitâb al-Lubnânî, Bayrût 1963; English edition: Letters on Islam, Oxford University Press, London, 1965)

08/05/2014 | Martino Diez

The Cassette Player Against the West

Author: Marcel Gauchet

Le Désenchantement du monde Gallimard, Paris 1985 Un monde désenchanté? L’Atelier, Paris 2004

25/02/2014 | Jean Duchesne

If Politics Absorbs Theology

Author: Massimo Borghesi
Editor: Marietti 1820, Genova-Milano 2013

Critica della teologia politica. Da Agostino a Peterson: la fine dell’era costantiniana

25/02/2014 | Michele Brignone

The Liberal Ditch between Hadîth and Qur’an

Author: Gamâl al-Bannâ
Editor: L’Harmattan, Paris 2013

L’Islam, La liberté, la laïcité and Le Crime de la tribu des « Il nous a été rapporté », edited by Dominique Avon and Amin Elias, with Adbellatif Idrissi

25/02/2014 | Martino Diez

Diary of a Journey and of Arab Encounters

Author: Gilles Kepel
Editor: Gallimard, Paris 2013

Passion arabe, 2011-2013

25/02/2014 | Ines Peta

When Maronites Discovered Europe

Author: Mgr Maroun Nasser Gemayel
Editor: Éditions du CEDRAC, Beyrouth 2013

Histoire du Patrimoine Arabe des Maronites, vol. 2, Les Auteurs Maronites sous les Ottomans, tome 1 (1510-1760)

25/02/2014 | Samir-Khalil Samir

Multiculturalism in Flesh and Blood

The wall that separates Jews and Muslims, like the line that passes between ‘the faithful’ and ‘infidels’, has always been particularly generous in providing points of departure for cinema. From films which are more charged with hope and prospects to those which are more utopian and on to those which are pure shipwrecks of despair.

25/02/2014 | Emma Neri

Mohammed Ali Amir-Moezzi, Le Coran silencieux et le Coran parlant

Author: Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi
Editor: CNRS Éditions, Paris 2011

In the last decades research on the Qur’an and on the beginnings of Islam made great progress thanks to new epigraphic and archeological discoveries and new methodologies of analyzing sources. The importance of the topic is obvious if we consider the importance of the Qur’an in the Islamic religion. But it is also obvi...

30/01/2014 | Martino Diez

Multiculturalism in Flesh and Blood

The wall that separates Jews and Muslims, like the line that passes between ‘the faithful’ and ‘infidels’, has always been particularly generous in providing points of departure for cinema which, in this new season as well, has offered various films. From those which are more charged with hope and prospects to those which are more utopian and on to those which are pure shipwrecks of despair.

08/01/2014 | Emma Neri

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