Human Dignity in the Islamic Tradition - Divinity

Dr Aaron Spevack (Brandeis University)
Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Dr Aaron Spevack (Brandeis University) will speak on the theme of 'Divinity' in the first in the Human Dignity in the Islamic Tradition seminar series.

This four-part seminar series has been developed by the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, together with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and aims to explore concepts that are the cornerstone to a discussion of human dignity in the Islamic tradition: God, creation, the human being, and society.

Each seminar will be delivered on Tuesdays from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and will be concurrently broadcast live on Zoom. Each 45-minute paper will be followed by a 45-minute discussion led by invited respondents.

We hope these discussions will lead to another series of seminars, focused on how these understandings may inform questions ranging from human rights to the environment. This programme follows on from a similar Las Casas Institute series held on ‘Human Dignity in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition’, the proceedings of which were edited by Professor John Loughlin and published in 2019 by Bloomsbury.

If you are based in Oxford we look forward to seeing you at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. For non-local audiences please register to receive your Zoom link.