Samir Khalil Samir

Samir Khalil Samir, SJ, is a doctor in oriental theology and Islamic studies and is the founder and director of the Centre de documentation et de recherches arabes chrétiennes (CEDRAC).

He is also Professor of Religious Sciences at the Université Saint-Joseph of Beirut and of Christian-Islamic Studies at the Pontificio Istituto Orientale in Rome and at other universities.

The founder and director of various Christian Arab series and a number of reviews concerned with oriental studies, he is also the author of 36 books and more than 500 scholarly articles on relations between the Muslim world and the West, Christian Arab thought and Islam.



The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
21 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab world, Islam
Most Muslims look upon the proclamation of a caliphate as preposterous.


FOCUS ON THE POPE’S SPEECH How Joseph Ratzinger sees Islam
22 Sep 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Pope Benedict's record shows that he wants dialogue with the Islamic world - not about theology but about basic human values and freedoms.


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