Alfons Teipen Furman University

Dr. Alfons Teipen

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Ph.D. Temple University
M.A. Temple University
Vordiplom Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen


  • History of Islam
  • Religion in the Middle East
  • Abrahamic Religions
  • Gender and Islam
  • Interreligious Dialogue

Current research topics

  • Early biographies of Muhammad
  • Relations between Abrahamic Religions

Other research interests

  • Gender in constructions of the “religious other”

General interests

  • Biking (as a mode of transportation, non-competitive)
  • Coffee
  • Accordion

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