Yahya Michot

 Yahya Michot

Address77 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT

Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian, Hartford Seminary

Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain,

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.

He is member of various scientific societies, and founder and director of the collection “Sagesses musulmanes”. His involvement in inter-religious dialogue has led him to author, among other things, two chapters in “Abraham’s Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Conversation”, ed. by R. HARRIES, N. SOLOMON, T. WINTER, London, T&T Clark, 2006.

From April 1995 to June 1998, he was president of the “Conseil Supérieur des Musulmans de Belgique”.

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