Welcome to our Research Unit “Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses – KCID”
This project is provided for You by Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and The Sheikh Nahyan Center at Balamand University, Lebanon
“Man is the enemy of that what he does not know” says an old Arabic wisdom.
This is precisely what the interdisciplinary research unit Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses (KCID) [before: Kec Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue] seeks to counteract. The project offers an innovative approach for studying the development of the three interconnected monotheist religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With this aim in mind, KCID analyzes the history of ideas in each of these three religions, always taking into account the relationship of those ideas to one-another. KCID is thus intended to contribute to an intensive academic engagement with interreligious discourse in order to uncover mutually intelligible theoretical foundations and to increase understanding between the different religious communities in the here and now. [more …]