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Arnold Mol

PhD candidate / lecturer Philosophy

Name
A.J.W. Mol
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
a.j.w.mol@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-3669-7028

Arnold Mol is a Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Arabic Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy. My research revolves mainly around Islamic studies, and broad subjects surrounding the humanities and scholastics i.e., theology, philosophy, intellectual history, philosophy of religions and worldviews, religious studies, hermeneutics, and ethics and human rights discourse.

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Research

My research revolves mainly around Islamic studies, and broad subjects surrounding the humanities and scholastics i.e., theology, philosophy, intellectual history, philosophy of religions and worldviews, religious studies, hermeneutics, and ethics and human rights discourse.

  • Islamic intellectual history, Islamic humanities, Islamic theology and philosophy (ʿilm al-kalām/falsafa/ḥikma), Ḥanafī-Māturīdī theology, Ottoman thought
  • Islamic hermeneutics, Islamic exegetical history (tafsīr studies), Qurʾānic studies, ḥadith studies
  • Islamic ethics, Islamic ethical literature (akhlāq/adāb), Islam and human rights discourse, Islamic jurisprudence and philosophy of law (uṣūl al-fiqh), Islam and political thought, Islamic political theology, Islamic international law (siyar)
  • Islamic comparative religion (firqa/milal), Muslim concepts of the Other, Islam and non-Muslim minorities (aḥkām al-dhimma, millet system), Sunnī-Shīʿī engagements
  • Islamic studies, Islam in the West, Muslim minorities, Islamic contemporary thought, Islamic reformism and modernism, Islamic fundamentalism and (anti-)extremism 
  • Religious studies, comparative religion, religion in Late Antiquity and Middle Ages, conversion theory, religion and secularism, religion and science, religion and psychology
  • Comparative theology, theological anthropology, theology of care, Christian theology
  • Medieval philosophy, Arabic philosophy, Christian philosophy, Thomism, scholasticism
  • Philosophy of religions and worldviews, global philosophy of religion, philosophy of action, ethics of belief, theodicy, the concept of evil, hermeneutics, epistemology, metaphysics
  • Comparative ethics, metaethics, moral philosophy, moral psychology, religious ethics, religion and human rights discourse
  • Political religion, otherization and dehumanization, religion and violence, beliefs and extremism, fundamentalism and totalitarianism, terrorism and radicalization studies.

Supervisors: Prof. dr. A.F. de Jong en Dr. A. Bdaiwi

CV

Arnold (Yasin) Mol is PhD Fellow and Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Arabic Philosophy at the Leiden University Institute for Philosophy, and PhD Researcher in Islamic Intellectual History at the Leiden University Center for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR). He is a member of the Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative (LUSSI). He is also Lecturer in Comparative Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam (IUASR), and Senior Research Consultant at the Landelijk Steunpunt Extremisme (LSE, Dutch National Center for Extremism).

He has multiple publications on the subjects of Islamic intellectual history, Islamic theology, tafsīr studies, ḥadīth studies, Islamic ethics, Islam and human rights, and Islamic reformism and extremism (including Brill, Oxford University Press, Routledge, De Gruyter, ABC-Clio, Journal of Islamic Ethics, Journal of Islamic Law and Society, Al-Bayan Journal of Quran and Hadith Studies, Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies, Al-Burhan Journal of Quran and Sunnah Studies), and has provided talks, consultations, and lectures at multiple (non-)governmental organizations, international institutes and conferences (including Osnabrück University, Freiburg University, Georgetown University, Oxford University, ISAR Istanbul, BBSI, Oxford University, CIET, UQSIA, Dutch Theological Society)

Teaching activities

I teach at the Institute for Philosophy in subjects surrounding Islamic thought, Arabic philosophy, and philosophy of religions and worldviews, including the courses Islamic Thought: Past and Present and Comparative Philosophy II: Topics.

Publications

PhD candidate / lecturer Philosophy

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

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