Prof. Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh
Thursday, 02. July 2015, 20:00-21:30
The keynote lecture will address aspects of supernatural beings as they occur during the period when Muslim religion and polity emerged. It will introduce the broad context of divinity and society in Late Antiquity, and specifically among the Arabs, and speak to the way in which the divine, the angelic and the demonic, and their relations, were recomposed.
Aziz Al-Azmeh is Professor for Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Religious Studies, Central European University, Budapest). His last publications are The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allāh and His People, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014, The Arabs and Islam in Late Antiquity: A Critique of Approaches to Arabic Sources, Berlin: Gerlach 2014, Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities, London: Tauris 1997 and Islams and Modernities, London: Verso 1996.
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