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Griffel, Frank

Professor, Religious Studies
Yale University


Frank Griffel is Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University. He has published widely in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theology as well as Muslim intellectual history. After working on apostasy in Islam and on the leading theologian and philosopher al-Ghazali (d. 1111), Griffel turned his interest toward the history of philosophy in Islam, particularly during the 12th century. It turns out to be crucial for our understanding of the later periods of Islamic intellectual history. This talk will be about his most recent book "The Formation of the Post-Classical Period in Islam," which came out in 2021.

DISCIPLINE
Religious Studies/Theology
SUB AREAS
7th-13th Centuries   
Islamic Thought   
Islamic Law   
Mysticism/Sufi Studies   
Andalusi Studies   
Islamic Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Central Asia   
All Middle East   
SPECIALTIES
Islamic Philos   
Islamic Theo from 700-Contemp   
Life & Work of Al-Ghazali (d.1111)   
LANGUAGES
Persian (Intermediate)   
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
German (Advanced)   
Greek (Elementary)   
Hebrew (Elementary)   
Latin (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1999PhilosFree U of Berlin
MA1995ArabicFreie Univ. Berlin
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Frank Griffel






Department of Religious Studies
Yale University
PO Box 208287
New Haven, CT
06520-8287
United States
frank.griffel@yale.edu