2016 Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture: Veiled Voices and the Struggle for God | University of Oxford

2016 Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture: Veiled Voices and the Struggle for God

Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh
17:00
Lady Margaret Hall
Norham Gardens
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6QA
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Not required

This lecture explores theoretical frameworks which have challenged prevailing power dynamics through scriptural exegesis and which continue to stretch our imagination about possibilities for more hospitable relationships between the sexes. In the premodern and the modern discourses of justice and equality, with all their ambivalence and problematic notions of gender, the female struggle for God has always aspired to something beyond the earthly struggle for rights.