DHC Lecture mit Anouar Majid
(University of New England)
It is mindboggling that the debate around Islam continues to be grounded on the shared assumption that supernatural events are unmistakable facts of history and that canonical Muslim texts are practically sacred. It is equally puzzling that many people have long accepted that the West (in its Christian or secular formulations) and the world of Islam are unrelated in every sense of the word. Our bleary-eyed view of religion explains, to a large extent, the violence that haunts our world today and our inability to think of new paradigms and solutions. In his lecture, Anouar Majid will challenge us to move beyond these ideological constructions, rethink our notions of West and Islam, and invite us to think about a future without attachments to crippling traditional commitments.