Week 1:

Tuesday June 2nd

Introduction to course, to each other, and to topic 1.

Course intro (IG)

Introduction to teachers and students (CR) 

Topic 1Muslim-Christian dialogue in the time of Muhammad (IG)

Introducing Qur'an and Sirah texts.  Setting reading and presentation tasks.

Wed June 3rd

Lecture:  Maryam in the Qur'an and Islamic theology.   Dr Ghulam Zarquani

Thurs June 4th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 1

Fri June 5th

Topic 2Early Christian responses to Islam (MW)

Introduction and task setting

Tutorials

 

Mon June 8th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 2

 Week 2:

Tues June 9th

Topic 3:  The development of the debates (MW)

Introduction and task setting

Tutorials

Wed June 10th

Lecture: Nascent Islam in the 7th Century Syriac Sources. Abdul Massih Saadi

Thurs June 11th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 3

Fri June 12th

Topic 4Interactions in Iberia and the first European writings on Islam (CR)

Introduction and task setting

Tutorials

Mon June 15th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 4

Week 3

Tues June 16th

Topic 5:  Hope during the Crusades:   St Francis and the Sultan (IG)

Introduction and task setting

Tutorials

Wed June 17th

Lecture: David Coffey: the use of admitted truth in Muslim-Christian Dialogue

Thurs June 18th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 5

Fri June 19th

Topic 6: Ottoman times (MW)

Introduction and task setting (I suggest we include Luther's writing on the Turks as well as something from the Ottoman space)

Tutorials

Mon June 22nd

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 6

Week 4  

Tues June 23rd

Topic 7Jesuits and the Mughal Empire (IG)

Introduction and task setting

Wed June 24th

Lecture:  Rana Abu Mounes:  the tanzimat reforms and Christian-Muslim relations

Thurs June 25th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 7

Fri June 26th

Topic 8The Sokoto caliphate and European missionaries (MW)

Introduction and task-setting 

Tutorials

Mon June 29th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 8

set reading for Topic 9: Revival, reform and dialogue in colonial India (CR)

Week 5

Tues June 30th

0830 Join CMCS seminar with David Cook Islamic Jeremiah according to Ibn ‘Asākir's History of Damascus

1000 Question time with David Cook

Wed July 1st

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 9

Thur July 2nd

Topic 10:  Development of Muslim-Christian dialogue in the 20th century (IG)

Introduction and task setting

Final tutorials

Fri July 3rd

Coming up to date:  Developments since '9/11' (CR)

 

Mon July 6th

Student presentations and class discussion on topic 10

Tues July 7th

Final reflections (CR/SD)

 

The class will meet every weekday 2nd June - 7th July at 1000 CST

EXCEPTION:  Tuesday June 30th, class begins at 0830 CST

 

The normal weekly pattern will be:

Tues:  1000-1030  introduction to topic and texts (this will be recorded)

           1030-1130  individual and small group tutorials/private study

        

Wed:  1000-1130  specialist lectures

 

Thurs: 1000-1130  student presentations and guided discussions on texts

                               setting of reflection/writing task

 

Fri:  As Tuesday Introduction

 

Mon:  As Thursday

 (all students will have weekly opportunities to interact with one of the course tutors individually or in a small group)

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