Steffen Stelzer is a professor of philosophy at The American University in Cairo. He has also served as the chair of the Department of Philosophy.
Stelzer holds an MA in comparative literature and a PhD in philosophy from Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. He has been a research scholar at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department. Professor Stelzer has also served as a visiting assistant professor at John Hopkins University.
“The Opening of the West”, in: The New Centennial Review, Vol.8, No.3, Winter 2008.
“Ethics”, in: The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology, Cambridge U Press, 2008
“Following”, in: Religion and the Arts (Special Issue:Religious Imagination), Vol.12-1-3, ed. by R. Kearney, Brill Publishers, 2008.
“Reason and Sufism”; in Loccumer Beitraege, Evangelische Akademie, Loccum, 2009.
“Following”, in: Traversing the Heart; Journeys of the Inter-Religious Imagination, ed. By R. Kearney and E. Rizo-Patron, Brill, 2010
“Al-Rafīq Qabl al-Tarīq”- Remarks on Al-Ghazali’s View of Sufism as a Way of Learning Religion”; in: Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam; Brill Publishers, 2013.
“Serving from Afar” – Jalaluddin Rumi on the Adab of Interpreting the Qur’an; in: The Qur’an and Adab, ed. by Nuha al Shaar; Institute of Ismaili Studies and Oxford University Press, 2017.
“The ‘Hadith of Gabriel’: Stories as a Tool for Teaching Religion”; in: Philosophies of Islamic Education. Historical Perspectives and Emerging Discourses, ed. by N.A. Memon and M. Zaman, Routledge, 2017
“Following Authority: Philosophers in the Eyes of Mystics“, in: Studying Arabic Philosophy. Meaning, limits and challenges of a modern discipline.ed. By Olga Lizzini and Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Proceedings of the First International Conference (A. v. Humboldt - Kolleg) on the Historiography of Arabic-Islamic Philosophy, Vrin, 2017
- Rationality and Revelation
- Modes of transmission of knowledge
- Islamic Philosophy