Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe

  • Ednan Aslan
  • Ranja Ebrahim
  • Marcia Hermansen

Part of the Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung book series (WSI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Marcia K. Hermansen
    Pages 1-15
  3. Theological and Conceptual Refl ections on Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Ednan Aslan
      Pages 19-37
    3. Ranja Ebrahim
      Pages 57-72
    4. Hanan A. Alexander
      Pages 87-102
  4. Western Europe – Issues of Plurality in Pedagogy and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Matteo Gianni
      Pages 127-142
    3. Samim Akgönül
      Pages 143-152
    4. Minela Salkic Joldo
      Pages 153-160
    5. Bradford A. Anderson, Gareth Byrne, Sandra Cullen
      Pages 161-172
    6. Niels Valdemar Vinding, Emil Bjørn Hilton Saggau
      Pages 173-192
  5. Balkans and Eastern Europe – Islam, Dialogue, and Plurality

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-303

About this book


Religious and ethnic diversity have become crucial and pressing concerns in Europe: in particular, the presence of Muslims, their integration, citizenship, and how to deal with the influx of refugees. Can we draw on the resources of religions and their leaders for models of peaceful coexistence or do religious identities constitute obstacles to cooperation and unity?

This volume treats “Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe” based on a 2014 conference in Montenegro. Experts analyze Islam and Muslim issues as well as Christian perspectives and state social policies. Case studies drawn from Western and Eastern Europe including the Balkans, constructively review and interrogate diverse theological, philosophical, pedagogical, legal, and political models and strategies that deal with pluralism.



·         Theological and Philosophical Reflections on Pluralism

·         Western Europe: Plurality in Pedagogy and Society

·         Balkans and Eastern Europe: Islam, Dialogue, and Plurality


·         Broad readership: academics, students, educators, interested public



Ednan Aslan is the Chair of Islamic Religious Education in the Centre for Teacher Training and Institute for Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna. 

Ranja Ebrahim is a pre doctoral assistant and doctoral student at the Institute for Islamic Religious Education at the University of Vienna.

Marcia Hermansen is Director of Islamic World Studies at Loyola University Chicago where she is a Professor in the Theology Department.


Christentum Pädagogik Islam Judentum Bildung Theologie Christianity education theology Judaism

Editors and affiliations

  • Ednan Aslan
    • 1
  • Ranja Ebrahim
    • 2
  • Marcia Hermansen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Islamische StudienUniversität WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Inst. f. Islamische ReligionspädagogikUniversität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Theology Dept.Loyola University ChicagoCHICAGOUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-12961-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-12962-0
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