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ISLAMOCHRISTIANA is the annual scientific journal of PISAI explicitly dedicated to Muslim-Christian dialogue. It is composed of three parts: the first part contains in-depth and research studies, reflections and personal witness accounts; the second part, notes and documentation concerning encounters between Christians and Muslims around the world; and the third part, summaries and reviews of books on dialogue. Founded in 1975 and directed for many years by Father Maurice Borrmans, the journal has developed its format over the years. One part of the studies revolves around a monographic subject chosen each year, while others are devoted to Muslim-Christian dialogue in the past and the present. Islamochristiana is published mainly in French, English and Arabic, but articles and studies are also published in other European languages.
Islamochristiana 42: Mercy
2016 will be remembered, in the history of the Catholic Church, as the year of the ‘Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy’. We know well that mercy is the true beating heart, both in Christianity and in Islam. For this reason, PISAI organised an international conference during the ‘Jubilee of Mercy’ entitled ‘Raḥma. Muslim and Christian Studies in Mercy’ (13-15 October 2016). The proceedings of this interesting and well-attended conference will appear in the course of 2017 in the series Studi arabo-islamici del PISAI, but Islamochristiana desires to present some of these in advance, with the choice of five interventions, by which it is possible for the reader to perceive the quality of the whole conference.
The first is the keynote address of Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose studies have helped to stimulate the reflection of Pope Francis. His sharp and synthetical address presents the Christian biblical and theological data, but does not hesitate to launch some provocative challenges into the Muslim camp. As a ‘pendant’, we decided to include the article by Ramon Harvey on the revelation of mercy in the Muslim theological vision. Then follow the two great interventions of Angelika Neuwirth and Mustansir Mir. Professor Neuwirth, from Berlin, analyses with great precision the meanings of mercy and their various expressions in the Qur’an, while Pakistani-American professor Mir analyses, the same concept, also in the Qur’an but from a different and complementary angle. Finally, the contribution of Dirk Ansorge on a difficult and complex theme: mercy as a theological problem, especially in relation to justice. But the richness of this issue of Islamochristiana also appears in the series of studies that follow the group of contributions on mercy. Two articles reflect on Muslim-Christian relations in history: Marek Nasiłowski with Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella and Jaume Flaquer. Some current issues emerge in four articles; Maurice Borrmans, Tobias Specker, Bishop Jean-Marc Aveline; Sami Riahi translates into Arabic an important article by Gideon Libson on custom as a source of Muslim law. Finally, as a concrete experience of dialogue in life, Ignazio De Francesco illustrates an experience of very good conduct in the Dozza prison in Bologna. The numerous reviews and presentations of books, as well as the Notes & documents concerned with Islam and Islamic-Christian relations complete this issue.
Established in 1975
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Ca. 400 pp.
Director Valentino COTTINI
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The first edition of ETUDES ARABES appeared at Easter 1962: it consisted of a dossier of about 30 pages, trimestral, with the translation into French of some Arabic texts and targeting those who, having completed studies at PISAI, wished to pursue their linguistic commitment to Islamic Studies. Only on reaching edition No. 8, at Christmas 1964, did it become a real publication with an index of modern Arab authors.
In 1981, ETUDES ARABES became a means of support for Islamic Studies in the form of two annual Dossiers containing monographs. Since 1996, publication has been annual, maintaining the formula of an Arabic text with facing translation. The editorial board is made up of teachers at PISAI.
Etudes Arabes n° 113, 2016
DAMAS. VILLE DE CHARME ET DE POÉSIE
Founded in 1962
Published once yearly
Ca. 150 pp.
Director Celeste INTARTAGLIA
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The review Encounter, Documents for Muslim-Christian Understanding, appeared in 1974, in the wake of the setting up of the English section at PISAI. Its primary purpose is to maintain links with former students at PISAI continuing their formation and offering to all its readers documents, research material and witness accounts in the field of Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
Encounter n° 42/2, 2017
Founded in 1974
Director Francesco ZANNINI
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