Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology

Elif Emirahmetoglu M.A.

Research Fellow

Professorship for Islamic Foundations of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics

 

Postal Address:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

E-mail: elifemir@hu-berlin.de


Research Areas

  • Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 
  • Buddhism
  • Muslim-Buddhist Dialogue, Muslim-Christian Dialogue 
  • Comparative Theology and Mysticism

 

Curriculum Vitae

since 06/2020
Research fellow to the Professor for Islamic Foundations of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics at the Berlin Institute of Islamic Theology 

since 2016 
PhD student at the Institute for Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology, University of Münster 
“A Comparative Analysis of the Concept of Human Beings in Ibn al-ʿArabī (1165-1240) and Shinran Shonin (1173-1263)” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel)

2016–2019
PhD scholarship of the Avicenna-Studienwerk (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) 

09/2018–11/2018
Research stay at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley/USA (funded by the DAAD scholarship) 

2017–2018 
Junior researcher in the international research project “Conversations in Comparative Theology: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam” 
(conducted at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Georgetown University in Washington and the University of Münster) 

12/2014–09/2016
Research assistant at the Institute for Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology, University of Münster 

05/2014–09/2014
Erasmus Staff Training Mobility in Religious Studies and Theology, Cardiff University

2012–2014
MA in History of Religions of Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey 
“An Analysis of Roger Haight’s Christology: Jesus, Symbol of God” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mahmut Aydin) 

2012–2013
Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Münster 

2009–2010
Master’s Program in Islamic Philosophy of Sakarya University, Turkey 

2005–2009
BA in Islamic Theology of Sakarya University, Turkey 

 
Publications 

Articles 

“A Comparative Analysis of the Sufi Notion of haqīqa muhammadiyya and the Buddhist Notion of Buddha-nature,” The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Mysticism, eds. Louise Nelstrop, Saeko Yazaki. [forthcoming]

“Ibn al-‘Arabī and Shinran Shonin on Invocation and Realization,” The Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, vol. 70, 2021. [forthcoming]

“A Muslim Perspective of the Concept of Ultimate Reality,” The Journal of World Buddhist Cultures, vol. 4, 2021, pp. 13-22. 

Book reviews 

Robert J. Dobie, “Logos and Revelation: Ibn ’Arabi, Meister Eckhart and Mystical Hermeneutics,” Jahrbuch für Islamische Religionsphilosophie, 2/2019, München: Verlag Karl Alber, pp. 189-195.

Perry Schmidt-Leukel, “Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures–An Extended Edition,” The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, vol. 22, issue 42 (2017:1), pp. 169-175.