Room 224, Mandel Building, Mount Scopus Campus
Daniel Lav studied French Literature at the University of Chicago and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a Rothschild Fellow and Transregional Institute Fellow at Princeton University, his research focuses on Islamic theology and political theology, with special reference to the salafī school and its pre-modern forebears. His book Radical Islam and the Revival of Medieval Theology (Cambridge, 2012), based on his M.A. thesis, traces the revival of a medieval polemic on the nature of faith and its role in theo-political disputes in the twentieth century. His doctoral dissertation analyzes Ibn Taymiyya's theological system and its modern-day 'theonomic' application in response to legal-political secularization in the Muslim world. Lav's proposed research project for Mandel Scholion is titled "The One and the Many: Being and Power in Islamic Theology."