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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Dr Colin Turner

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45658

(email at c.p.turner@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Reader in Islamic Thought
BA (Hons.,First Class) in Oriental Studies (Arabic, Persian, Islamic Studies and anthropology), Durham University,1982.
PhD in Islamic Studies, Durham University, 1989.

Dr Turner was born in Birmingham but has lived in Durham since 1979. He joined Durham University in 1995.

Research Interests

  • Political philosophy of the Muslim-majority world
  • The history of Muslim political thought
  • Contemporary Islamist movements
  • Political Theology
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Islamic theology and philosophy
  • Shi'ite History
  • The works of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Journal Article

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Ethics, Religion & Beliefs: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Religion: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Theology: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • History & Archaeology: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Middle Ages & Early Modern History: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Modern History: Rest of the World: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Politicial, cultural, social history: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Language, Literature & the Arts: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Linguistics & Language: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Politics & Society: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.
  • Middle eastern and Islamic studies: Muslim cultures, religion and political thought.

Supervises