October 15, 2019

Aminrazavi Gives Lectures on Shi’ism and the Politics of the Hidden Imam

Medhi Aminrazavi, professor of classics, philosophy and religion, delivered the The Dr. Reza and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion Sixth Annual Lecture at St. Joseph’s College on Thursday, April 3 and Thursday, April 10. His lecture was titled “Shi’ism and the Politics of the Hidden Imam.”

Aminrazavi Presents Paper at Symposium in Germany

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion presented a paper entitled “Mysticism in Islamic Philosophical Tradition: Hindrance to Rationalism or Perfection of Reason” at the  Symposium on the Middle Ages (Mystik im Mittelalter Gegensatz oder Vollendung der Vernunft?)  at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Feb. 26, 2014.

St. Joseph’s College Announces Sixth Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion (PRWeb.Com)

The Mystery of Liberation, March 9

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion and co-director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, will serve as a panelist for “The Mystery of Liberation: Finding the Intersection of Faith and Politics,” a community panel discussion on Sunday, March 9. The discussion will take place at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., in Fredericksburg. The event is free, though donations are accepted and attendees should register here.

This event is part of the Lenten discussions taking place on Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 9. For more information, check out this article in the Free Lance-Star.

Aminrazavi Receives Outstanding Service Award

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of classics, philosophy and religion, co-director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, has received an Award for Outstanding Service from the Scholar Rescue Fund of the Institute of International Education, for facilitating the hosting of Leila Asadi at UMW from 2011 to 2012.

“Presented with sincere appreciation and in recognition of the extraordinary commitment you have demonstrated to preserving the life, voice, ideas, and work of a persecuted scholar by providing a safe academic haven.”

Mehdi Aminrazavi Publishes a New Book

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Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion, recently published a new book:

An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia: From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism, co-edited with S. H. Nasr. Vol. 4. London: I. B. Tauris, 2012.

http://www.ibtauris.com/Search%20Results.aspx?query=an+anthology+of+philosophy+in+persia

The fourth volume of An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the thirteenth century which saw the eclipse of the school of Khurasan and the sixteenth century which coincided with the rise of the Safavids.  The main schools dealt with in this volume are the Peripatetic (mashsha’i) School, the School of Illumination (ishraq) of Suhrawardi, and various forms of philosophical Sufism, especially the school of Ibn ‘Arabi, which had its origins in the works of Ghazzali and ‘Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani.  This period was also notable for the philosopher-scientists such as Nasir al-Din Tusi and Qutb al-Din Shirazi.

Mehdi Aminrazavi Publishes Chapter Article

Aminrazavi,Mehdi12Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion has published the following chapter article :

Mehdi Aminrazavi, “Nasir-i Khusraw’s Poetics of the Moral Journey and the Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals,” in Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw, Ed. by Alice C. Hunsberger.  London: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2012. pp.91-102.

Mehdi Aminrazavi Publishes Chapter

Professor of Philosophy and Religion Mehdi  Aminrazavi’s  work has recently been published in The Great Umar Khayyam: A Global Reception of the Rubaiyat edited by A. A. Seyed-Gohrab.

The book includes Aminrazavi’s chapter, “ Reading the Rubaiyyat as Resistance Literature.”

Mehdi Aminrazavi Lectures at the Library of Congress

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion, gave the lecture “Reading Omar Khayyam’s Ruba’iyyat within Their Historical Context” at the Library of Congress on Thursday, July 19. The lecture is now available online through the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5588.

Mehdi Aminrazavi Publishes an Article

Professor of Philosophy and Religion Mehdi Aminrazavi’s article chapter “He Who Knows Himself, Knows His Lord: Reflections on Avicenna’s Suspended Man Argument” appears in “The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives.” The book, published by Marquette University Press in June 2012, is edited by Richard C. Taylor and Irfan A. Omar.