Dennis Halft OP: 2015 Visiting Scholar in Canada

 

[07.02.2015] Since January 2015 Dennis Halft OP, M.A. (Freie Universität Berlin, Institut dominicain d’études orientales Cairo and Institut M.-Dominique Chenu Berlin) is Aquinas Visiting Scholar Spring 2015 at the Dominican Institute of Toronto. 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 Muslim polemical works against Judaism and Christianity.

The Website of the Toronto Institute describes their Mission as follows: "Our mission is one of conformity to and reflection on the Word of God expressed through three commitments. First, we are committed to promoting quality liturgical preaching and literacy within the Roman Catholic ecclesial context and in the wider ecumenical community. Second, we are committed to fostering spaces for encountering the Word through dialogue with the academy, other religions and those who seek meaning in contemporary culture. Third, we are committed to sharing with others the fruits of the Dominican Order’s eight-hundred year old tradition of engagement with the Word."

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