SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Mohammed Gamal Metawea

BA (Al-Azhar University), MA (Durham)
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Overview

Mohammed Metawea
Name:
Mohammed Gamal Metawea
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Office Hours:
Tuesdays 2-4pm
Thesis title:
Salvation in the Islamic Tradition in conversation with Christian discussion of Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism
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Biography

Mohammed is a Tenured Faculty Member at Al-Azhar University, Cairo. He teaches: Theology, Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Theology. He completed has MA in Theology at the University of Durham, U.K, funded by the British Chevening Scholarship. His PhD project at SOAS primarily traces the historical development of the Muslim Theology of Religions. He is sponsored by Al-Azhar-U.K Scholarship.

Previous Teaching:
  • Theology, Philosophy & Comparative Theology (2014/2016, Al-Azhar University, Cairo).
  • Arabic language classes (2016/2017, SOAS University of London).
  • Introduction to Islamic Texts (2017/2018, SOAS University of London)

PhD Research

Tracing the historical development of the Muslim Theology of Religions, Mohammed’s thesis reads the Islamic tradition on Salvation in conversation with Christian discussion of exclusivism, inclusivism and pluralism. He attempts to examine the Muslim Theology of Religions, benefiting from a well-established Christian one, discussing how modernity had an impact on the two traditions at hand. Although his research is primarily concerned with the Muslim Theology of Religions from its genesis to the present day, it delves into some major points of comparison between Islam and Christianity, such as: orthodoxy, orthopraxy, abrogation and revelation.

Publications

  • Re-thinking Muslim Orthodoxy: the Egyptian Traditionalist Muhammad Abu Zahra (d. 1974) and his Muslim Theology of Religions (Under publication: LSE Faith Centre & Gingko Library)

  • Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 (CMR1900), Minhat al-Qarib al-Mujib fi al-Radd 'ala Ubbad al-Salib (31129), by Abd-Aziz b. al-Shaykh Hamad b. Nasir Al Mu'ammar. (Under publication: Brill).

Conferences

  • Reading Salvation in the Islamic Tradition in light of the Christian Threefold Typology (NME, SOAS Post Graduate Conference, February 2017)
  • Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions: How narratives of faith are shaping today's world (LSE Faith centre, June 2017)
  • Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School (University of Oxford, 16-23 August 2017)

Affiliations

  • Al-Azhar University, Egypt

  • British Council, Egypt

Teaching

Research

  • Comparative Religion
  • Comparative Theology
  • Theology of Religions
  • kalām
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Islamic Political Theory