LECTURER IN ISLAM
Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
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Dr. Yazid Said is Lecturer in Islam. He studied Classical Arabic and English Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Christian theology at the University of Cambridge. After being ordained an Anglican priest, he completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge (2010) on the medieval Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). He subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship (2010-2011) at McGill University in Canada and the Woods-Gumble fellowship at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (2011-2012). From February 2013-December 2014, he was Lecturer in Islamic studies at the Mater Dei Institute of Education in Dublin. He became a research fellow at the Centre for Islamic Theology in the University of Tuebingen in Germany (2015-2016). His research is focused on medieval Muslim political and legal thought and on Christian-Muslim theological encounters, with reference to the manner in which Greek philosophical thought was appropriated in both Christian and Muslim texts. He is the author of Ghazali's Politics in Context (Routledge 2012), which was re-launched this year in paperback.
His current work involved co-editing a volume with Prof. Dr. Lejla Demiri (Tuebingen University) on the Common Word initiative and its implications for Muslim-Christian dialogue. The project is under contract with Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). He is also working on a critical edition of a seventeenth century Egyptian Muslim polemical text against Christians and Jews in Egypt, whilst continuing his reading in Ghazali's legal and ethical works and their implication for contemporary religious and political discussions.
He is interested in supervising both MA and PhD research students on topics relating to Muslim-Christian studies as well as political theology and philosophy in Islam. The Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at the Liverpool Hope University provides an excellent basis for an interdisciplinary engagement with topics relating to inter-religious philosophical and theological research relevant to current political and religious debates in contemporary society. Application and inquiries are invited in these fields.
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