The Joseph interfaith Foundation in association with
Dept. of Religions and Theology: The University of Manchester
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies: The University of Exeter

Judaism and Islam: Dialectics of a Veiled Courtship

An Exploration of Jewish-Muslim Intellectual Interactions; 9th-13th Centuries

Language and Revelation

Development of philology and grammar and their centrality in textual exegesis

Sectarianism versus Orthodoxy

Establishment of dogma and promotion of religious homogeneity

Uniformity in Religion

Development of liturgy and ritual as means of unification of religious communities

Theology

The polarity of reason and literalism in scriptural hermeneutics

Maimonides and Ibn Rushd

The hegemony of the scholar as a religious leader

Mysticism

The challenges of antinomianism to religious asceticism