Public Lecture - "Ibn Taymiyya and Sufism Revisited" with Professor Jon Hoover

Jon Hoover is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Nottingham. He specialises in Islamic intellectual history, medieval Islamic theology and philosophy, Christian-Muslim relations, and the thought of Ibn Taymiyya. He is the author of Ibn Taymiyya's Theodicy of Perpetual Optimism, and numerous articles and book chapters on Ibn Taymiyya's theology and ethics.
Professor Hoover’s research includes a focus on medieval Islamic intellectual history with an eye to its uses in the present. Jon is especially interested in the discourses of theology (kalam), philosophy (falsafa), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), Qur'an commentary (tafsir), political thought, Sufism, and Christian-Muslim theological interaction.