Dr Stephen R. Burge
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His areas of research are in angelology, Islamic exegesis, Hadith Studies, popular religion and the works of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti. He is also interested in comparative Semitic philology and lexicography, Islamic codicology and relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam – especially in popular religion.
Angels in Islam: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuṭi’s al-Ḥaba’ik fi akhbar al-mala’ik. (London: Routledge, 2012; Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Series).
The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir (to be submitted to the Qur’anic Studies Series).
‘The Meaning of the Word: An Introduction to Lexicology and Tafsir,’ in S. R. Burge (ed.), The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir.
‘Lexicology, Aḥadith, Poetry and Tafsir: Defending Lexicological Readings,’ in S. R. Burge (ed.), The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir.
‘Jalal al-Din al-Suyuṭi, the Mu’awwidhatan and the Modes of Exegesis,’ in Karen Bauer (ed.), The Aims and Methods of Qur’anic Exegesis (8th – 15th centuries),(Forthcoming 2012).
‘The Angels’ Roles in Death and Judgement: al-Suyuti’s Approach to Hadith’ in Amanda Phillips and Refqa Abu-Remaileh (eds.), The Meeting Place of British Middle Eastern Studies: Emerging Scholars, Emergent Research and Approaches Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) pp. 40 – 59.
‘Reading between the Lines: The Compilation of Hadit and the Authorial Voice,’ Arabica 58 (2011) pp. 168 – 197.
‘Impurity / Danger!’ Islamic Law and Society 17:3 (2010) pp. 320 – 349.
‘’ZR’L, The Angel of Death and the Ethiopic Apocalypse of Peter’ Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 19.3 (2010) pp. 217 – 224
‘Angels, Ritual and Sacred Space in Islam,’ Comparative Islamic Studies 5:2 (2009) pp. 221 - 245.
‘The Angels in Surat al-Mala’ika: Exegeses of Q . 35:1’ Journal of Qur’anic Studies 10 (2009) pp. 50 – 70.
‘The Provenance of Suhrawardian Angelology’ Archiv Orientální 76 (2008) pp. 435 – 457
David S. Powers, Muḥammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).’ British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 38:1, pp. 277 - 279.
David Jacoby, Latins, Greeks and Muslims: Encounters in the Eastern Mediterranean, 10th – 15th Centuries (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009).’ Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 23:1.
Nehemia Levztion, (ed. Michel Abitol and Amos Nadan), Islam in Africa and the Middle East: Studies on Conversion and Renewal (Aldershot: Variorum, 2007).’ British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 37:3 (2010) pp. 468 – 471.
Jonathan A. C. Brown, Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Oxford: One World, 2009).’ Journal of Qur'anic Studies 12 (2010) pp. 214 – 217.
Norman Solomon, Richard Harries and Tim Winter (eds.), Abraham’s Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Conversation (London: T&T Clark, 2005), British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 36:3 (2009).