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Picture of Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Muslim Thought

Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Muslim Thought

Editor(s): Abbas Poya, Farid Suleiman
Contributors: Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino, Yahia Baiza, Rana Alsoufi, S. Samir Suleiman, Reza Hajatpour, Benjamin Jokisch,

Book Description

This volume brings together ten articles on contemporary Muslim thought written by authors from Europe and the Middle East, who are specialized in the fields of Islamic theology, Islamic studies and Political Sciences. The scope of the contributions is limited by two aspects: each contribution focuses either on the thought of a contemporaneous Muslim theologian, whose creative period came after 1950 or on a Muslim stream that is relevant today. Second, the contributions also consider the interdependence between theological debates and the larger context in which they take place. The issues addressed here are diverse in nature and the approaches adopted are various, but they are united in giving testimony to the continuing existence of plurality in Muslim theology. This volume will be especially useful for students and scholars of Islamic theology, Islamic studies, and contemporary Muslim thought, as well as the history of ideas.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4316-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4316-4
Date of Publication: 01/02/2017
Pages / Size: 240 / A5
Price: £52.99


Abbas Poya received his PhD in 2002 from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and completed his Habilitation in 2014 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He currently heads the Junior Research Group (Nachwuchsforschergruppe) “Norm, normativity and norm changes” at the Department of Islamic Religious Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Dr Poya has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Islamic Studies at the University of Freiburg and as a Junior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

Farid Suleiman received his Master’s degree in Islamic Studies with honours from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is currently a PhD candidate and member of the Junior Research Group (Nachwuchsforschergruppe) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His dissertation is titled Die Attributenlehre des Ibn Taymiyya [Ibn Taymiyya’s concept of the Divine Attributes].