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Bernard G. Weiss

Bernard G. Weiss
Born(1933-08-10)August 10, 1933
DiedFebruary 8, 2018(2018-02-08) (aged 84)
Academic background
EducationPh.D.
Alma materPrinceton University
Academic work
DisciplineLinguist and scholar of Islam
Sub-disciplineIslamic law, Islamic theology, Islamic philosophy, Islamic political thought, Arab history
InstitutionsUniversity of Utah
Main interestsMuslim discussions of linguistics and the origin of language

Bernard G. Weiss (10 August 1933 – 8 February 2018) was a professor of languages and literature at the University of Utah.[1][2] He has an extensive publication record and is recognized as one of the foremost scholars in Islamic law, Islamic theology, Islamic philosophy, Islamic political thought, Arab history and Muslim discussions of linguistics and the origin of language.[3][4]

Life

Weiss received his PhD from Princeton University in 1966.[5]

Bibliography

  • Studies in Islamic Law and Society
  • Religion and Law: Biblical-judaic and Islamic Perspectives
  • Studies in Islamic Legal Theory
  • A Survey of Arab History, 1988
  • The Spirit of Islamic Law, Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
  • (ed. with Peri Bearman and Wolfhart Heinrichs) The Law Applied: Contextualizing the Islamic Shari`a, London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008.
  • The Search for God's Law: Islamic Jurisprudence in the Writings of Sayf al-Din al-Amidi, 2010
  • Language in Orthodox Muslim Thought: A Study of "Wad Al-lughah" and Its Development

References

  1. ^ "The Search for God's Law". Content.lib.utah.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. ^ "Bernard Weiss". Languages.utah.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. ^ "Medieval Muslim Discussions of the Origin of Language". Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  4. ^ Soul Searching and the Spirit of Shari'ah: A Review of Bernard Weiss' The Spirit of Islamic Law, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2, Winter/Summer 2002, pp.553-72
  5. ^ "Languages and Literature Newsletter" (PDF). Humis.utah.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-17.