"Islam, Violence & the Sacred: Insurgent Shi'ism in Muslim History"
Visiting Professor in the Department of History
Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter
Professor Robert Gleave is a Professor of Arabic Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter where he is also the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam. Professor Gleave is currently the President of the British Institute of Persian Studies and the International Society for Islamic Legal Studies. He is the author of Islam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Literal Interpretation in Islamic Jurisprudence (Edinburgh University Press, 2012),Scripturalist Islam: The history and Doctrines of the Imami Shi’i Akhbari school of Thought (Brill, 2007), andInevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shi’i Jurisprudence(Brill, 2000). Additionally, Professor Gleave is the Principal Investigator on four funded research projects: “Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Governance and Violence”, “Religion in Public Life: British and Iranian Experiences”, “The Sharia Project”, and “Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought”.