IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1027: Christianity in the Islamic World, I: Perceptions of Muslims and Others

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Krisztina Szilágyi, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Geoffrey Khan, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Paper 1027-a9th-Century Arab Christian Perceptions of Otherness
(Language: English)
Orsolya Varsányi, Department of Semitic Philology, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Theology
Paper 1027-bJudaism and Zoroastrianism in The Apologetic Treatise of Nonnus of Nisibis
(Language: English)
Joachim Jakob, Fachbereich Bibelwissenschaft und Kirchengeschichte, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Theology
Paper 1027-cThe Attitude of Barhebraeus towards Islam and Islamic Scholars
(Language: English)
Hidemi Takahashi, Department of Area Studies, University of Tokyo
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Theology
Abstract

The premodern Islamic world was a maze of religions. In major cities, Christians of various stripes rubbed shoulders with Muslims, Jews, and Zoroastrians. This session examines how Christians in the Islamic world viewed some of their religious rivals: other Christianities and Islam in Varsányi’s, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in Jakob’s, and Islam in Takahashi’s paper. Cumulatively the three papers offer a variety of insights, from the 9th to the 13th century, into these perceptions of others.