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

Speaker
Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Lady Margaret Hall
Norham Gardens
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6QA
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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.