Workshop "God's double mission – Jesus and the Koran", July 24th-25th, 2016

On July 24th and 25th, 2016, a workshop themed “God's double mission – Jesus and the Koran” (“Gottes doppelte Sendung – Jesus und Koran”) and organised jointly by the Centre for Islamic Theology at Münster University, the department of Fundamental Theology (Institute of Systematic Theology) and the research platform RaT took place at Melk Abbey. In the course of the first meetings in February 2016 in Münster Mouhanad Khorchide, Dina El Omari, Kurt Appel, Isabella Guanzini and Jakob Deibl discussed the understanding of Revelation and Mission respectively within Muslim and Christian theology. The debate mainly revolved around the significance of the Koran from a Christian perspective and the question of the falsification of the Scriptures (tahrif). In the last meeting, the main aim was to build a bridge between both traditions through an interpretative approach of central biblical texts from a Muslim perspective and of select Islamic texts from a Christian point of view.