Across Asia, Africa and Europe, Christians and Muslims live in shared settings, defining themselves in distinction to each other, at times engaging in violent conflicts, but also being entangled in multiple ways and showing unexpected similarities.
In current scholarly research on religion, the study of Christianity and Islam is thriving. But often, notwithstanding some laudable exceptions and initiatives, these study fields still exist more or less independently from each other. Rarely have the encounters and entanglements of Christianity or Islam and the modalities of interreligious co-existence been a central research issue or studied within a common framework, even though Christians, Muslims and others have co-existed – and still co-exist – more or less peacefully in many contexts.
This symposium, drawing on case-studies from Asia, Africa and Europe, explores the modalities of coexistence of Christians and Muslims in the public domain.
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