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Conference at Beit al Hikma "Les études coraniques contemporaines: Sources, Méthodes, Débats" by Mehdi Azaiez (Carthage, January 8, 2016)

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Académie tunisienne des sciences, des lettres et des arts Beït al-Hikma

Les études coraniques contemporaines:
Sources, Méthodes, Débats

Conference Delivred (in french) the 8 of january 2016 by Prof. Dr. Mehdi AZAIEZ, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, KU Leuven.

For two decades, under the leadership of pioneering studies, research on the Quran undergoing a profound upheaval. Significant expansion of written, epigraphic and archaeological sources, the contribution of renewed analysis methods and their particular impact on the hermeneutical reflections have resulted fruitful and original perspectives. These new developments renew our knowledge about the history of the text, its forms, its language and its sources. This conference will present an overview of Quranic studies today, in focusing particularly on literary analysis and the nature of the polemical genre in the Quran.


Mehdi Azaiez (Paris, 1974) is Assistant Professor of Islamic Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, and member of the Research Unit Biblical Studies. His research focuses on Quranic Studies and Early Islam. In the past (2012-2013), he was instructor on Islamic Studies and co-director of the international project « Qur’ân Seminar » at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA). He recently published Le Contre-discours coranique (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015) and edited Le Coran. Nouvelles approches (Paris: CNRS éditions, 2013).

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