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L’ultimo dialogo. La mia vita incontro all’Islam (The Ultimate Dialogue. My life: an Encounter with Islam)

The Oasis International Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the volume: Georges Anawati, L'ultimo Dialogo. La mia vita incontro all'Islam (The Ultimate Dialogue. My life: An Encounter with Islam), Marcianum Press, Venice 2010, 124 pp., euro 11.

 

Georges Anawati, a Dominican priest and a leading figure in Islamic Theology (Kalam), Arab Philosophy and History of the Arab Sciences (especially pharmacology), granted to two Egyptian professors, Mahmoud Azab and Hoda Issa, a long interview some months before he died, in January 1994.

 

 

The interview, a mix of Colloquial Egyptian Arabic and French, was edited in the commemorative volume in Arabic, that appeared in Cairo in 1998. In it Father Anawati recalls its life commitment to Arab-Islamic culture and Christian-Islamic dialogue, while offering interesting insights in the cultural life of Egypt in the XXth Century.

 

 

The present translation, preceded by an introduction of J-J Pérennès, secretary of the IDEO (Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales) in Cairo, is the first in a Western language.

 

 

Read here the book review by F. Maurice Borrmans

 

 

Read here an excerpt of the book (N.B. Translation from Italian)

 

The book can be ordered through Marcianum Press.

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