Conference #5 – April 25, 2019

Conversion, violence and tolerance.
Comparative approach between Islam and Christianity.

At the start, at the time of its emergence, and even more during its future history, any religion builds territories: its own and those of the Other. In this, nothing differentiates religion from politics. And vis-à-vis the Other, every religion aspires to gain followers through conversion. Each religion brings its arguments, its wisdom, its miracles, its proofs and its testimonies, with a view to convincing the Other of the correctness of its dogmas and to solicit then obtain its adhesion. Conversion proceeds from the very nature of religion. How far can she go? How to make the ecumenical religions admit the principle of tolerance which is not part of their principles?

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Conferences cycle: Islam and the Challenge of Modern Times #5