Interreligious Dialogue and Politics in Revolutionary Egypt

  • Henrik Lindberg Hansen
Nøgleord: Egypt, interreligious dialogue

Resumé

This article analyses the socio-political dynamics of religious belonging in Egyptian society prior to the revolution and how these have been carried into the revolutionary flux with a focus on official dialogue. Official dialogue, it is argued, is a dialogue form specific to Egyptian society and politics used as a way of negotiating interreligious relations and political ties. First the Egyptian concept of official dialogue as a socio-political phenomenon will be analysed applying theories from sociology and political science, followed by an analysis of how interreligious relations and official dialogue was influenced by the upheaval in socio-political structures following the 2011 revolution.

Forfatterbiografi

Henrik Lindberg Hansen
Henrik Lindberg Hansen, originally a master of Theology, moved to Egypt in 2004, where he worked for six years with religious dialogue between Muslims and Christians for the Danish organisation, Danmission. In 2010 he started his doctoral work at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. After finishing the Ph.d., he moved back to Denmark where he rewrote the thesis into a book, which I.B. Tauris published in 2015 with the title ChristianMuslim Relations in Egypt: Politicis, Society and Interfaith Encounters. Currently, Henrik is working as an analyst for the government in Nuuk, Greenland.
Publiceret
2017-02-05
Citation/Eksport
Hansen, H. (2017). Interreligious Dialogue and Politics in Revolutionary Egypt. Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, 9(2), 4-27. https://doi.org/10.7146/tifo.v9i2.25350