Iran and Islam: Early Encounters. Formation of Islam and Transformation of Iranian Religious Traditions
12 March 2015 09:00–13 March 2015 18:00, Workshop Room: FNO 02/ 40-46
Contact: Kianoosh Rezania
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There is no doubt that the contact of Islam with other religions in the very homeland of Islam as well as in the conquered lands played a significant role in its formation. In contrast, the evolving Islam must have challenged the existing religions, transformed them or stimulated them to do so. A great dynamic of renovation and repositioning of religious traditions can be expected in the first centuries of Islam. Therefore, a more in-depth study of this vibrant dynamic of mutual exchange between Islamic and especially Iranian religious traditions is a desideratum which our symposium intends to address.
This workshop will be held in English.