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Joseph Lumbard
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(781) 736-2971

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Brandeis University
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Joseph Lumbard


Joseph Lumbard

Joseph Lumbard, assistant professor of classical Islam, researches Islamic intellectual traditions with an emphasis on Sufism and Islamic philosophy. He is the editor of "Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition" (World Wisdom, 2004), a collection of essays that examines the religious, political and historical factors that have led to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.

Lumbard is currently researching the development of Sufi theories of love in the early Islamic period and their influence on the Persian Sufi tradition.

He completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2003.


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