ISLAMOCHRISTIANA is the annual scientific journal of PISAI explicitly dedicated to Muslim-Christian dialogue. It is composed of three parts: the first part contains in-depth and research studies, reflections and personal witness accounts; the second part, notes and documentation concerning encounters between Christians and Muslims around the world; and the third part, summaries and reviews of books on dialogue. Founded in 1975 and directed for many years by Father Maurice Borrmans, the journal has developed its format over the years. One part of the studies revolves around a monographic subject chosen each year, while others are devoted to Muslim-Christian dialogue in the past and the present. Islamochristiana is published mainly in French, English and Arabic, but articles and studies are also published in other European languages.
Islamochristiana 43: Laudato si' and Ecology
“2017 was marked by the loss of three figures of great importance for PISAI and for Islamochristiana. The first to return to God was Prof. Mohamed Talbi, followed only a few days later by Prof. Ali Merad. Both of them, in different ways, had collaborated with PISAI in past years through courses and conferences, and beyond this, had written articles and given useful and occasionally decisive assistance to the editing of Islamochristiana. Fr. Maurice Borrmans recalls this with great emotion in his tributes to each of them In memoriam. We had certainly not anticipated that we would be publishing in the same volume a memorial to the same Fr. Borrmans. As we all know, Islamochristiana was the beloved child of Fr. Maurice, who founded it, together with the staff of the institute, in 1975 as the signature journal of PISAI and later served as editor in chief until 2004 with only minor interruptions. … With profound emotion, we honour him, conscious of what he accomplished both for our institute and for this journal, with the certainty of faith that he will continue to protect and assist us with his wisdom and with his witty and indulgent grin”.
These words emotionally start the new issue of Islamochristiana 43 (2017) entitled Laudato si’ and Ecology, recalling the title of the major encyclical of Pope Francis promulgated on May 24, 2015. This edition of Islamochristiana is particularly rich, presenting interesting articles by Mira Sievers, Martín Carbajo Núñez, Grégoire Catta, Kiara Jorgenson, Adnane Mokrani, Jaime Tatay, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Jason Welle, Diego Sarrió Cucarella, Rémi Caucanas, Christian Salenson, Gonzalo Villagrán Medina and Juan Antonio Macías Amoretti, Ignazio De Francesco. A substantial series of Book reviews and a relevant collection of Notes and Documents complete the volume.
Established in 1975
Published once yearly
Ca. 400 pp.
Director Valentino COTTINI
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