Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.
Length of Studies: 12 months
Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a written assignment.
Certificate: Understanding the Muslim faith
Since 9/11, Islam has often been the outright target of several western politicians and thinkers. In the United Kingdom, since the 7/7 bombings, many people in all strata of society have become interested in Islam. This diploma offers the opportunity to take a special look at Christian-Muslim relations. This course is an introduction to the history of the text of the Quran, to its language and style, and to the traditional "Qur'anic sciences". In conclusion, approaches to the theology of religions are considered, as well as a presentation of the understanding of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
Understanding the Muslim faith
- Christian-Muslim dialogue in Great Britain
- The Origins of the Quran 1
- The Origins of the Quran 2
- Thomas Aquinas and Muslim Tradition
- Jacques Dupuis’ Theology of Religions
List of Courses
In order to have a better understanding of Dupuis’ viewpoints, the study will put side-by-side Dupuis’ ideas and those of pluralism, exclusivism and inclusivism. For this reason, the three approaches to the theology of religions will be briefly discussed. Likewise, the study also briefly presents the understanding of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) concerning the issues raised.