Charles Sturt University
PACT - Public and Contextual Theology

Scriptural reasoning project

PaCT’s Scriptural Reasoning Australia Project was launched in September. Commencing at Cambridge in the late 1990s, and now with centres across the globe and a designated journal, Scriptural Reasoning is a process that seeks to build scholarly dialogue across religious traditions. PaCT is bringing together Christian and Muslims scholars in a series of seminars on themes such as ‘Adam’ and ‘Mercy’. The first gathering, moderated by A/Prof Mehmet Ozalp and A/Prof Clive Pearson, was generously hosted by the CSU Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization in Sydney. The purpose of the Scriptural Reasoning Australia Project is to enhance mutual understanding of each other's traditions, explore similarities and differences of belief and practice, consider how we may address together the public issues facing Australia today, and facilitate lines of scholarship across our traditions. This first seminar was highly successful, and two seminars are being planned for 2019.