Following the recent 'Reading the Gospels in Islamic Context' conference




We will be working through Matthew 5-7, passage by passage. You are invited to join in adding resources and  comments to the online group, and then to join in the Zoom discussions which will follow.   You can join the group on the Share Space page.

We will be using the Forum to develop particular themes which arise from the group's discussion sessions.



Do continue to comment on the papers.  This will help the authors as they prepare their papers for publication or use them as a basis for further research.

As part of the 'Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam' (RBCI) project led by Ida Glaser at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford, a three-day conference discussed papers around the theme of interpretation of the New Testament gospels in Islamic contexts.  Selected papers will be edited for publication as a volume in the ‘Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context’ series. 

Online engagement before and after the meeting strengthen the ideas in each paper. All papers are posted on the 'Forum' page and all conference participants are encouraged to comment on them.

Also on this website is the the 'Share Space' is a place where you can put notices, post any relevant papers which are not part of the conference, and start your own group discussions.


Selected papers for the conference volume are now being revised and edited.   This is the editorial team:

Shirin Shafaie

An editor of the first 'Reading the Bible in Islamic Context' volume, Shirin is currently working on her own monograph for the series - reading Genesis 37-50 in conversation with Shi'ite Islam.

 Shirin is also the founder and director of Visual Academics Ltd., which helps academics to use video media.

Ida Glaser

Leader of the 'Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam' project at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford.

Co-series editor of the 'Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context series.

© 2020 by RGCI.     Reading the Gospels in the Context of Islam is part of the 'Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam' project of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford.


For all inquiries, email Dr Georgina Jardim,