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Missionaries as Cultural Intermediaries

Missionaries as Cultural Intermediaries
59 Queen's Park Crescent East, Seminar Room A
Time: Apr 6th, 4:10 pm End: Apr 6th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), 400-1200, 1200-1500
Talk by Dennis Halft (Aquinas Scholar, PIMS)

The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies presents

Missionaries as Cultural Intermediaries: The Arrival of Medieval Arabic Bible Translations in Safavid Persia and their Reception by Muslim Scholars


Dennis Halft, Aquinas Scholar at PIMS, was born in Bonn, Germany and currently lives in Mainz. He joined the Northern German province of Dominican Friars in 2008 and is a member of the Institut dominicain d' etudes orientales in Cairo. He is s graduate of the Free University of Berlin, having specialized in Islamic, Iranian and Comparative Religious Studies. His current research focuses on the reception of Arabic Bible translations by Twelver Shiite scholars in Safavid, Persia. He has several publications on medieval and pre-modern Mulsim polemical works against Judaism and Christianity.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies at 416 926-7142.


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