Dr Martin Whittingham is the Academic Dean of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford, an independent academic centre. He is also an associate member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. His interests include classical Islam and the history and theology of Muslim-Christian interactions, in which he focuses on the history of Muslim views. His first book was on the Qur’anic hermeneutics of Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (Al-Ghazālī and the Qur’an: One Book, Many Meanings). More recently he published the first volume of a projected two-volume study on Muslim views of the Bible (A History of Muslim Views of the Bible: The First Four Centuries). He is always eager to persuade people that in the field of Muslim-Christian relations, we really do need to understand the past in order to engage properly with the present.
|Book Review: Paul Weller, Fethullah Gülen’s Teaching and Practice: Inheritance, Context, and Interactive Development (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)