Many thanks to Amir Dziri and Hansjörg Schmid, both of the Swiss Center for Islam and Society at the University of Fribourg, for inviting me to join an exciting, coherent, and flawlessly organized conference celebrating the dissertations of seven graduates of their doctoral program in “Islam and Society: Islamic-theological Studies.” My presentation responded to an innovative and sophisticated dissertation by Esma Isis-Arnautović (“Vom Menschenbild zum Paradigma: Zur Begründbarkeit einer theologischen Anthropologie im Islam”):
“The Anthropological Turn in Islamic Theologies of Revelation.” On the Future of a Young Discipline: Islamic-theological Studies between Systematic and Practical Research, Swiss Center for Islam and Society, University of Fribourg / Paulus Akademie, Zurich, May 31, 2022.
Here is a pdf of the slides for my presentation.
The whole conference has been interpreted and memorialized in a magnificent summary by Esma Isis-Arnautović, Amir Dziri and Hansjörg Schmid, “From Zakāt to Theological Anthropology: Systematic and Practical Approaches in Islamic-Theological Studies,” available at https://doi.org/10.51363/unifr.szigs.2023.009.
Thanks to Anna Pohorielova for her fine photographs.