The Muslim World
© Hartford Seminary
Edited By: Yahya M. Michot
Online ISSN: 1478-1913
From 1981 until 1997, Prof. Yahya M. Michot (Belgium, 1952) was director of the "Centre for Arabic Philosophy" at the University of Louvain (Belgium). He gave courses in Arabic, History of Arabic philosophy, Commentary on Arabic philosophical texts, History of Muslim peoples and Institutions of Islam. His main field of research was the history of Muslim thought, mainly Avicenna (d. 428/1037), his predecessors and his impact on Sunni thought. This led to a growing interest for the theologian Ibn Taymiyya (d. 728/1328), the time of the Mamlûks and Ilkhâns and modern Islamic movements.
From October 1998 to September 2008, Prof. Y. Michot was a KFAS fellow in Islamic Studies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University. He gave introductory courses to Islamic theology and Arabic.
Nicolas is a PhD candidate in Islamic studies, and an ordained Baptist minster currently serving as the Education Director at Central Baptist Church in downtown Hartford. He previously served as an associate minster in Durham North Carolina while completing his Master of Divinity from Duke University.
His areas of expertise are: Christian ethics, Islamic studies, Christian-Muslim relations, Evangelical perspectives on Islam, Christological pacifism, and interfaith relations between Baptists and Muslims.