Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology

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Islamic Intellectual History of the Post-Classical Period, 1200-1800

Prof. Mohammad Gharaibeh

Professor Gharaibeh focuses on developments in the histories of Islamic ideas and theology, past and present. Given that no central institution has canonized or censored Islamic knowledge to standardise theology, the discursive tradition and the negotiation processes among Muslim scholars stand in the centre of the research. The production of Islamic theological knowledge, its transmission, and evolution are considered as processes of specialisation and hybridisation, in light of developments in regionalism, mobility, and political patronage. In addition, professor Gharaibeh considers the reception of theological concepts in contemporary theological debates and discourses, considering their (re)interpretations in these contexts.