Shaykh Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge
Religion, Radicalism and Contemporary Politics
In this lecture Dr Winter will discuss whether the modern communications revolution is provoking the kind of reformist movements in world religion of the kind which the invention of printing triggered in sixteenth century Europe.
Timothy Winter, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, is the Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College and the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University. In 2003 he was awarded the Pilkington Teaching Prize by Cambridge University and in 2007 he was awarded the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought for his short booklet Bombing Without Moonlight. He has consistently been included in the "500 Most Influential Muslims" list published annually by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and was ranked in 2012 as the 50th most influential. His academic publications include many articles on Islamic theology and Muslim-Christian relations, as well as two books in Turkish on political theology. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (2008). Dr Winter is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's “Thought for the Day” and one of the signatories of “A Common Word Between Us and You”, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. In January 2015, he was nominated for the Services to Education award at the British Muslim Awards.