Gary Carl Legenhausen
Gary Carl (muhammad) Legenhausen
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Gary Carl Legenhausen, Known as Muhammad Legenhausen, is an American professor of philosophy and scholar of Islamis studies.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Gary Carl (Muhammad) Legenhausen was born in 1953, New York. He is an American professor of philosophy. In 1983, after he was acquainted with Shi’a Islam, he decided to convert his Catholic faith to Islam. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Rice University (1983). His research interests lie primarily in western philosophy, philosophy of religion, and Islamic philosophy.
Activities[edit | edit source]
He has taught various courses at many academic centers such as the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qum University, Tarbiat Modarres University, etc in Iran and Paderborn University in Germany. He has been a sympathizer of inter-faith/inter-religious dialogue, and has performed duties on the advisory board of the Society for Religious Studies in Qom. He is also member of founding board of the Shi`ite Studies Center in Qom, and serves on the scientific board of the Human Rights Center of Mofid University, Qom.
Honores[edit | edit source]
In 2010, he was officially recognised as a perpetual figure (Chehriyi Mandigar) in Islamic studies.
Selected Publications[edit | edit source]
Books[edit | edit source]
- Proofs for the Existence of God: Contexts – Structures – Relevance
- Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought
- Does God have a mind?
Articles[edit | edit source]
In part of this articles Author explain: " Imam Hussain’s stance against Yazid was not taken because no peace could be brokered with such a corrupt individual, but because the corruption of the individual provided the opportunity in which a stand could be taken against the corruption of the political governance of the Muslim community."