Thursday 6 June 2013
This workshop will seek to initiate a broad synthetic and comparative study of the intellectual, cultural and religious context of the nineteenth-century study of comparative religion.
Organised by: Guy Stroumsa (Oxford), Peter Mack and Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute)
Speakers: Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Bernhard Maier (Tübingen), Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State), Andrea Schatz (King’s College London), Guy Stroumsa (Oxford) and Johannes Zachhuber (Oxford)
|10:10||Registration and Coffee|
|10:30||Chair: Peter Mack (Warburg)Guy G. Stroumsa (Oxford): Three Rings or Three Impostors? On the Origins of the Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions|
|11.20||Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge): The Birth of Islam from the Spirit of Judaism: Reinhart Dozy (1820-1893) and Abraham Geiger (1810-1874) on the Jews of Mecca|
|12.10||Bernhard Maier (Tübingen): Arabic Poetry and Early Semitic Religions: The Story of a Nineteenth-century Quest|
|1.00||Lunch (Common Room)|
|2.00||Chair: Guy G. Stroumsa (Oxford)Andrea Schatz (Kings College, London): Re-writing East and West: The Comparison of Religions in Jewish Literature around 1800|
|2.50||Johannes Zachhuber (Oxford): Constructions of the Abrahamic Religions in Nineteenth-Century Protestant Theology|
|3.40||Tea (Common Room)|
|4.10||Suzanne Marchand (Baton Rouge): Zarathustra and the Problem of the Origins of Monotheism|
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