These are our specific studies, organised around central themes and publication aims
A unique interpretive inter-textual and contextual venture.
There are some Muslims who read the Bible for various reasons, and many Christians who read the Bible in Islamic contexts, there is as yet little explicit reflection on the process of so doing and there are few publications presenting biblical interpretations affected by Islamic contexts.
Areas of on-going research pursued at CMCS. They are not organised specifically as projects, but are still key areas in which we work.
Exploring Christian and Muslim responses to issues in public life.
From social cohesion, through education, to law and marriage, Christians and Muslims have distinct perspectives on our shared public life. This new project seeks to outline the breadth of responses and ideas within the two faith communities.
Investigating the teaching of Islam in Christian theological colleges.
The project was commissioned by CMCS in 2012 in order to ascertain the quantity and quality of the courses taught at theological colleges in the UK pertaining to Islam. The valuable findings of the project will be developed further in the months ahead.
Examining the complexities of Muslim-Christian relations in Africa.
Christian-Muslim relations (CMR) in the region are entangled in a unique range of political, economic and social struggles that make study in this area hugely dynamic and complex. The scope of our current research focuses on the Sub-Saharan region of the continent.
Evaluating the impact of inter-faith initiatives.
A lot of money has been poured into bringing people from different faith communities together for international conferences – particularly in the aftermath of 9/11. But what is the value of such initiatives? What impact do they have? Do they ‘work’?
Understanding how Muslims interpret the Bible and Christian doctrine.
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