Sarah Stroumsa

 

Sarah Stroumsa

Sarah Stroumsa

Sarah Stroumsa, the Alice and Jack Ormut Professor of Arabic Studies, teaches in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature and the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University, where she currently serves as the Rector of the University. Her area of academic focus includes the history of philosophical and theological thought in Arabic in the early Islamic Middle Ages, Medieval Judaeo-Arabic literature, and intellectual history of Muslims and Jews in Islamic Spain.

Among her published works: The Beginnings of the Maimonidean Controversy in the East: Yosef Ibn Shimon’s Silencing Epistle (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1999; Hebrew]) Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Bakr al-Razi, and Their Impact on Islamic Thought (Leiden: Brill, 1999); and Maimonides in his World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker (Princeton Princeton University, 2010).

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