The conference is scheduled to be organized in the holy city of Mashhad, northeast of Iran, concurrent with the sixth International Quran Competition for Muslim Students.
It will have two major themes: ‘fundamentals of interdisciplinary Quranic studies’ and ‘Quran and health’.
Necessity, concepts, dimensions, characteristics, current status and mythology of interdisciplinary Quranic studies are the topics to be discussed regarding the first major theme.
The second one, meanwhile, will have subthemes including theoretical and practical teachings of the Quran on different aspects of health, and clarification of various aspects of health (physical, psychological and social) in view of the Quran.
The conference which be held on February 2017 aims to present scholarly views on the above-mentioned themes and help to promote interdisciplinary Quranic research.
Themes of the Conference
Methodology of Interdisciplinary Quranic Research: Approaches, Requirements, and Processes
(…Fusion Models in interdisciplinary Quranic studies (immanence synthesis with concept formation methods, holistic
(Critique of fusion models in interdisciplinary Quranic studies (such as critique by those holding a holistic view
(Dialectic models (challenges in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
(Holistic approach to interdisciplinary Quranic studies (models, processes, rational criteria, technique
Functions of discourse analysis in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
(Systemic approach to interdisciplinary Quranic studies (models, processes, rational criteria, techniques
Role and functions of linguistic and semiotic approaches to interdisciplinary Quranic studies
(Methodological errors in interdisciplinary Quranic studies (error of methodological reductionism, latent exclusivism
Role and function of phenomenological approach to interdisciplinary Quranic studies
First View in the Quran and its methodological requirements
Methodological distinctions of concepts such as interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Interdisciplinary approach to the distinction between translation and interpretation of the Quran
Role and function of critical thinking in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Role and function of existential approach to interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Processes of interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Methodological requirements of neurotheology and the Holy Quran
Methodological requirements of epigenetic studies and the Holy Quran
Competences of nature and requirements of action in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Methodological critique of existing interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Possibility and impossibility of employing hermeneutical approaches to interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Comparison of interdisciplinary approach and other approaches to understanding the Holy Quran
Role and function of empirical studies in interdisciplinary approach to the Holy Quran
Role and function of historical studies in interdisciplinary approach to the Holy Quran
Role and function of cognitive sciences in interdisciplinary Quranic studies
Status of interdisciplinary approach among earlier Quran researchers
Methodological requirements of system building approaches
Quran and Health
Prevention and Treatment in View of the Holy Quran
Research Needs Assessment and Clarification of Existing Theoretical Vacuums in Quran and Health Topics
(Quran and different dimensions of health (physical, psychological & social
Exploring the impact of Quran on different aspects of health
Methods of interdisciplinary studies on ‘Quran and health