What does it mean that God is wise? Answers from classic Islamic theology.





"What is God? Answers from Abrahamic Philosophies" from Tehran to New York, from Helsinki to Jerusalem, from Budapest to London, from Marseille to Bari, some of the world's leading scholars in the university landscape of Jewish, Christian and Islamic philosophy, will gather in Palermo from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, for the results of their latest research, on the occasion of the second edition of the International Project Meph - Philosophies around the Mediterranean.

Five public debates, among historic villas and palaces in Palermo, on the theme of the identity of God, between philosophy and Abrahamic religions. The intent is to return to talk, as at the court of the Norman kings in 12th- and 13th-century Palermo, about questions of philosophy and metaphysics among Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars from around the world.

On Sept. 1 at Palazzo Butera, at 7 p.m., there will be a public debate in English between Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies at the University of Zurich, and Mostafa Najafi, assistant lecturer at the chair of philosophy at the university of Lucerne and postdoctoral researcher within the SNSF project “Senses of Being” at the same chair, on the topic: "What does it mean that God is wise? Answers from classical Islamic theology."

To participate in one or more of the discussions, send an email to: summerschoolphilter@gmail.com

The event is organized by the Center for Theology and Philosophy of Religions (TheiRs) and the Online Master's in Philosophy, Theology and Religions (PhilTeR) at Lucerne University in Switzerland, in collaboration with Fondazione Sicilia (Palermo) and Fondazione Reginaldus (Lugano).