Welcome to our Research Unit “Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses – KCID”


This project is provided for You by Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.




“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 …]


1) The Concept of Body in Judaism, Christianity and Islam 1.1 The Concept of Body in Judaism Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Veltri Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion; Director of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg No video, report will be published 1.2 The Concep...

2019 June, We 26th – Fr 28th 2019: “The Concept of Body and the Concept of Soul in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (in Eichstaett) September, We 18th – Fr 20th 2019: Fachtagung “The Concept of Violence and the Concept of Just War in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” 2020 February, We 12th -  F...