Mohsen Kadivar
Research Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

Mohsen Kadivar is a leading public intellectual, a theologian, and a research professor of Islamic studies at the Department of Religious Studies (Duke University). His interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought as well as comparative medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion with a special focus on Islamic philosophy, ethics, theology, jurisprudence, Qur'anic studies, Shi'i political thought, Islam and modernity (especially democracy and human rights), religion and politics, religion and science, the problem of evil, and comparative religious studies. Author of thirty books in Persian, six books were translated into Arabic, his recent books are /Human Rights and Reformist Islam/ and /Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam (both Edinburgh U. Press, 2021). His forthcoming books are /Governance by Guardianship: Rule and Government in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Cambridge University Press) and /The illusion of Islamic Theocracy: The Transformation of Shi’ite Political Thought in the Islamic Republic of Iran (UNC Press). You can find more information about Kadivar’s recent works on his website: 

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