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Vincent J. CornellAsa Griggs Candler Professor



  • Ph.D, Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching/Research Areas

  • Islamic Theology and Philosophy
  • Islamic Mysticism
  • Islamic Spain and North Africa
  • Islamic Law and Moral Philosophy
  • The Study of Sainthood
  • Historiography and Civilization Studies
  • Islamic Esotericism 

Books Published

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality, with Bruce B. Lawrence (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2023)
  • Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God? with Baruch Levine, Jacob Neusner, and Bruce Chilton (Abingdon Press, 2012)
  • Voices of Islam, 5 volumes (Praeger, 2007)
  • Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism (University of Texas Press, 1998)
  • The Way of Abū Madyan: Doctrinal and Poetic Works of Abū Madyan Shu‘ayb ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Anṣārī (ca. 509/1115-16—594/1198 (The Islamic Texts Society, 1996).
  • The Book of the Glory of the Black Race: al-Jahiz’s Kitab Fakhr as-Sudan ‘ala al-Bidan (The Phyllis Preston Collection, 1981)