LUSSI Seminar Apocalypticism and Eschatology in Early Islam with David Cook
- Wednesday 17 March 2021
“The Sufyānī” Shiʿi and Sunni Perspectives on Justice during the end-times Battles”
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It gives us great pleasure to announce Professor David Rice for our LUSSI seminar.
David Cook is professor of religion at Rice University specializing in Islam. He did his undergraduate degrees at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2001. His areas of specialization include early Islamic history and development, Muslim apocalyptic literature and movements (classical and contemporary), radical Islam, historical astronomy and Judeo-Arabic literature. His first book, Studies in Muslim Apocalyptic, was published by Darwin Press in the series Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam. Two further books, Understanding Jihad (Berkeley: University of California Press) and Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press) were published during 2005, and Martyrdom in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007) as well as The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Heritage: An Annotated Translation of Nu`aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi’s Kitab al-fitan (The Book of Tribulations) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and other historical texts. Cook is continuing to work on classical Muslim apocalyptic literature, translating the sources, as well has having recently become the co-editor for Edinburgh University Press’ series on Islamic Apocalyptic and Eschatology (with Christian Lange of the University of Utrecht).
B.A. Hebrew University (1994)
Ph.D. University of Chicago (2001)