A. Kevin Reinhart

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Religion

Kevin Reinhart specializes in Islamic religious studies. He was trained in the study of religion at Harvard (M.A., 1978; Ph.D., 1986) and in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies at the University of Texas, Austin (1974); he joined the faculty of Dartmouth in 1986. His research focuses on Islamic legal thought, primarily in the pre-modern period, and the contemporary appropriation of the Islamic heritage. His book, Before Revelation: The Boundaries of Muslim Moral Knowledge, which is a study of Islamic theories of moral knowledge, was published by SUNY Press in 1995. He has just finished a book on the variety of Islamic practices in different locales. He has lived for long periods of time in many Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Turkey, Yemen, and Morocco. He is currently involved in projects in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

Personal Website
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HB 6036
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
B.A. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Harvard University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

“The Origins of Islamic Ethics,” in The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics , W Schweicker (ed.), (2005) 244-253.

“Afterward: The Past in the Future of Islamic Ethics,” in Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War, and Euthanasia , J E Brockopp (ed.), (2003).

“Late Ottoman Religion,” Archivum Ottomanicum , Special Issue, with H Kayali, 19 (2001) 193-303.

“Musa Kazim: from ’ilm to Polemics,” Archivum Ottomanicum , 19 (2001) 281-306.

Before Revelation: The Boundaries of Muslim Moral Knowledge , (1995).

Works in Progress

“Converting Culture;” “Civilization and its Discussants: Medeniyet in Late Ottoman Discourse;” “Mulla Khusraw: Ottoman Legist: Biography and Translation;” “The Quran in the Legal Tradition”