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Articole Web of Science publicate până acum

Articles (Web of Science) published until now:

II. Un nou număr tematic „Teologia Mistică și dialogul islamo-creștin„, revista Religions

II. Special Issue (Second Volume) „Mystical Theology and Muslim-Christian Dialogue„, Religions 


I. Numărul tematic (Primul volum) „Teologia Mistică și dialogul islamo-creștin„, revista Religions

I. Special Issue (First Volume) „Mystical Theology and Muslim-Christian Dialogue„, Religions 

  1. Encountering the Other. André Scrima’s Hermeneutics of Spiritual Hospitality (Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban)
  2. Reading through the Other’s Eyes: The Mystical Foundations of Interreligious Dialogue in Chiara Lubich’s Paradise ‘49 (Stefan Tobler)
  3. The Cross in Rūmī’s Maṯnawī (Adnane Mokrani)
  4. Catholic Eschatological Imagination and the Mystics of Fire: Possible Perspectives for a Muslim–Christian Dialogue (Piotr Zygulski)
  5. Pierre Claverie: Decolonising Mission (Alexandru-Marius Crișan)
  6. The Unspoken and The Forbidden in André Scrima’s Thought as a Way to Encounter the Other (Mihai-Iulian Danca)



  1. Știre legată de proiect publicată în Review of Ecumenical Studies Sibiu
  2. News on the project published in Review of Ecumenical Studies Sibiu
  3. Știre despre Conferința din Sibiu, 9-10 Septembrie 2022.
  4. News on the Sibiu Conference, September 9-10 2022.

A fost lansat Call-ul unui număr tematic Religions dedicat Teologiei Mistice în Dialogul Islamo-Creștin. Acest număr va cuprinde publicațiile membrilor proiectului nostru însă este deschis oricui dorește să colaboreze. Mai multe informații pe pagina dedicată acestui număr, pe site-ul revistei Religions și în pliantul numărului.

Data limită pentru trimiterea materialelor este 15 aprilie 2022.

Special Issue „Mystical Theology and Muslim-Christian Dialogue”

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444). This special issue belongs to the section „Religions and Theologies„.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stefan Tobler E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of History, Patrimony and Protestant Theology, University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: Spirituality and Mysticism; Ecumenical Dialogue; Muslim-Christian Dialogue; Chiara Lubich; Human Rights between East and West; Human Dignity and Poverty; Social Inclusion of Minorities, especially Roma people

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Muslim-Christian dialogue is a crucial issue in the contemporary world. Possible means for dialogue must be pursued on many levels, but it can be successful only by taking religious experiences seriously in their claim to truth. One form of religious expression that combines a strong connection to one’s own tradition with genuine openness to dialogue is mysticism. Mystical theology, which is rooted in the spiritual experience and relatively free from theology of power, could be a bridge of dialogue between Christianity and Islam, seeking for a common ground and shared values. It is open also to the possibility of reading the other’s traditions beyond apologetics or polemics, without avoiding dissension themes in the Islamic-Christian dialogue. The experiences and the writings of classical and modern mystics, both Muslim ( ‘Attar, Ibn ‘Arabi, Rumi) and Christian (Augustine of Hippo, John of the Cross, André Scrima, Pierre Claverie, Chiara Lubich), could be possible bridges for the Christian-Islamic dialogue. This issue invites researchers to reflect upon aspects, examples and systematic elaborations regarding mystical theology, analysing their potential for that dialogue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mystical Christian Theology
  • Mystical Muslim Theology
  • Comparative Mystical Theology
  • Muslim-Christian Dialogue
  • Mystical Imaginary
  • Mystical Approach to the Theology of Religions

Prof. Dr. Stefan Tobler
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Mysticism
  • Sufism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Christology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Religious Experience
  • Dialogue, ‘Attar, Rumi, Ibn ‘Arabi
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • John of the Cross
  • André Scrima
  • Pierre Claverie
  • Chiara Lubich
  • Eschatology
  • Mission
Articole publicate în cadrul proiectului/ Published articles within the project:
2. Alexandru-Marius Crișan, „Pierre Claverie: Decolonising Mission„.