Georges Tamer - Biography#

Georges Tamer is one of the pioneers of scholarly investigation of Jewish-Christian-Islamic Discourses. He holds the Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies and is founding director of the Bavarian Research Center for Interreligious Discourses (BaFID) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Previously, he held the Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at Ohio State University. He has had several guest professorships and research stays at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and Princeton, among others. His research areas include the hermeneutics of the Qur’ān, Islamic philosophy and theology, medieval Arabic literature, and Jewish-Christian-Islamic discourses. He is the author of Islamische Philosophie und die Krise der Moderne: Das Verhältnis von Leo Strauss zu Alfarabi, Avicenna und Averroes and Zeit und Gott: Hellenistische Zeitvorstellungen in der altarabischen Dichtung und im Koran. Among his edited volumes are Humor in Arabic Culture, Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazālī and Hermeneutical Crossroads: Understanding Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Pre-Modern Orient as well as the volumes on the concepts of Revelation, Human Rights, Freedom, Peace and Just War in the interdisciplinary book series “Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses: Judaism, Christianity and Islam” which he edits (publisher: Walter de Gruyter). Tamer is also the chief editor of the peer-reviewed journal Erlanger Jahrbuch für Interreligiöse Diskurse (Ergon Verlag). In addition, he has published numerous articles, book chapters, and translations from German into Arabic.

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