Currently, he is working on two projects. The first is to produce a critical edition of an Egyptian Muslim polemical manuscript against Christians and Jews in seventeenth century Ottoman Egypt. The publication seeks to contextualise the MS in relationship to medieval legal and political thought in Islam as well as to examine the intersection of Islamic law, religious and political pluralism with the Egyptian context of the text. The second project seeks to examine possible roots of Ghazali's concept of 'taste', dhawq, the illuminative fruits of systematic and divinely assisted introspection as the path to knowledge. The project compares similar sentiments found in the biblical commentaries of the Church Fathers on the psalms and in Greek philosophy and attempts to draw implications for comparative religious studies today.
He is happy to hear from prospective students interested in MA and PhD research on topics relating to Muslim-Christian studies as well as political theology and philosophy in Islam. The Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University provides an excellent basis for an interdisciplinary engagement with topics relating to inter-religious philosophical and theological research relevant to current political and religious debates in contemporary society. Application and inquiries are invited in these fields.