Call for Papers: "Islamic Theology: Uniting Diverse Voices"

Announcing a call for papers for an international conference in Islamic theology taking place in early 2024.

The St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology (University of St Andrews, UK), in collaboration with the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM, Malaysia), invites applications from scholars, PhD students, and practitioners to present their research at its international conference, Islamic Theology: Uniting Diverse Voices.

Islamic conceptions of ‘theology’ have traditionally extended beyond kalam, into such diverse fields as tafsir (Qur’anic interpretation), falsafa (philosophy), tasawwuf (mysticism), and fiqh (jurisprudence). This holistic vision drew upon the Oneness of God (tawhid), as the defining principle within Islamic belief. Underpinning both the Qur’anic revelation and sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), tawhid shaped the intellectual development of Muslims worldwide, prompting the unification of diverse branches of knowledge in the service of a better understanding of God.

Our international conference, taking place in early 2024 at ISTAC-IIUM in Kuala Lumpur, will be dedicated to the appreciation and recovery of this unifying perspective. We particularly encourage papers exploring the relevance of this holistic approach within contemporary theological debate.

To apply, please submit a 250-word abstract to by 30 September 2023. All queries may be directed to Dr Alexander Wain (

Successful candidates will be notified by 15 October 2023 and should aim to submit their full papers no later than 15 November 2023.

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Details about the conference venue can be found at

**Please note that we have postponed the conference from the original dates in December 2023 due to volume of interest.**