Report on ‘Reading is Believing’ by the International Qur’anic Studies Association

Our academic colloquium, ‘Reading is Believing: Sacred Texts in
a Scientific Age’ was held in Cambridge last week, bringing together
scholars of the Bible and the Qur’an for two days of lively discussion
around the theme of sacred texts and their relationship to modern
science. A report on the last day of the colloquium is available on the
blog of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA)

Click here to read the report from the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA)

Proceedings will be collated and published, and details of the
publication will be announced here in due course.

‘Reading is Believing’: Registrations close *14 March 2018*

‘Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age’ is a 2-day academic colloquium to be held at Clare College, Cambridge from 26-28 March 2018. Paper presentations will address the function of scripture (Qur’an and Bible) in the modern age, particularly focusing on its relationship to modern science and scientific advances.

Click on the images below to see the full programme, or download it here.   

Reading is Believing programme March 2018 page 1   Reading is Believing programme March 2018 page 2

Keynote speakers: Prof. John Barton (Oxford); Prof. Salman Hameed (Hampshire College, USA)

Registrations will close at midnight on  Wednesday 14 March. A limited number of places are available, so register now to avoid disappointment: https://readingisbelieving.eventbrite.co.uk/

Enquiries can be addressed to Dr Caroline Tee at ct500@cam.ac.uk

Provisional Programme for “Reading is Believing?” Colloquium

The full provisional programme for our colloquium in March 2018 is now available. Keynote speakers are Profs. John Barton (University of Oxford) and Salman Hameed (Hampshire College, USA).

Click on the image below for details of all paper presenters and their titles.

Reading is Believing Programme         Reading is Believing programme page 2

or download the document here

We have EXTENDED the deadline for early-bird registration discounts until 31 January 2018 – so register now if you are planning on attending the colloquium!

Go to: https://readingisbelieving.eventbrite.co.uk/

Registration is now open for ‘Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age’

Registration is now open for ‘Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts
in a Scientific Age’ at
https://readingisbelieving.eventbrite.co.uk/.

Abstracts can be submitted until the deadline of 31 December 2017.

Click on the Call for Papers (below) for instructions about how to submit.

Reading is Believing Poster

For more detailed information, click on the images below

Reading is Believing CFP Page 1 Reading is Believing CFP page 2

or download your copy of the document here

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age

Abstract submissions are invited for this multi-disciplinary academic colloquium, which will be held at Clare College, Cambridge from 26-28 March 2018.

For details of the event’s themes and how to submit an abstract, see the Call for Papers below. FULL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ACCEPTED PAPER PRESENTERS.

Registration will open on 1 October at https://readingisbelieving.eventbrite.co.uk

Reading is Believing Poster

For more detailed information, click on the images below

Reading is Believing CFP Page 1 Reading is Believing CFP page 2

or download your copy of the document here

 

 

‘Reading the World: Science and Sacred Texts’ weekend conference

‘Reading the World: Science and Sacred Texts’ weekend conference. 28-30 April 2017, Madingley Hall, Cambridge. How do people read and understand their scriptures in a scientific age? How do the scriptures relate to scientific questions surrounding human origins, cosmology and ecology? How have the Abrahamic faiths negotiated between scripture and science throughout their long histories, and how do they do so today?
Lectures from scholars of theology, philosophy, history and social science. Open to all.

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Reading the World

 

Science researchers needed for one-to-one interviews

Are you an early career research scientist at a UK university? Do you also identify as a Muslim or a Christian? Would you be willing to be interviewed, anonymously, for your views on the relationship between science and religious scripture? Our project researcher, Dr Caroline Tee, will be conducting one-to-one interviews across the UK throughout summer 2016. If you meet the criteria and are interested in taking part, then please email her directly at ct500@cam.ac.uk. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Call for Survey Participants

Scriptural Reasoning

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or early career researcher in a scientific discipline at a UK university? Do you also identify yourself as either a Christian or a Muslim? If so, then we would like to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting participants in an anonymous online survey that explores the relationship between modern science and religious scriptures in Christianity and Islam. Please click here to register your interest using your institutional email address (NOTE: we can only respond to registrations from institutional email accounts) and we will send you the link to the survey.

Thank you – your participation is greatly appreciated.