Review of Bernard Heyberger, Les chrétiens au Proche-Orient. De la compassion à la compréhension, Payot, Paris 2013.
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 ...
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
Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld (eds.), Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014)
Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age. Religious Authority and Internal Criticism, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012
Bernard Rougier, L’oumma en fragments, Puf, Paris, 2011.
Madawi Al-Rasheed, A Most Masculine State. Gender, Politics, and Religion in Saudi Arabia, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013
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.
Rinaldo Marmara, Giovanni XXIII amico dei turchi, Jaca Book, Milan, 2013 (first French edition 2001)
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)
Le Désenchantement du monde Gallimard, Paris 1985 Un monde désenchanté? L’Atelier, Paris 2004
Critica della teologia politica. Da Agostino a Peterson: la fine dell’era costantiniana
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
Passion arabe, 2011-2013
Histoire du Patrimoine Arabe des Maronites, vol. 2, Les Auteurs Maronites sous les Ottomans, tome 1 (1510-1760)
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.
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...
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.