Dr Yaser Ellethy

Associate professor at VU University Amsterdam.

Current research interests

- Tafsir and Hadith methodology;
- Islamic diachrony;
- Interpretive tradition and the forming of Muslim reformism;
- Semantics of Islamic terms and their cultural implications;
- Mutable and immutable in Islamic tradition.


Selected Publications

Ellethy, Y. “Reform in a Muslim Context: Contested Interpretations Through Time and Space”, in: Ulrich W. e.a (eds.), Contested Spaces – Common Ground?, Leiden, Brill (in press).

Ellethy Y., "Islam and pluralism: Religious-cultural identity and multiculturalism", in van de Braak A. & Dedong W. & Caifang Z. (eds.): Religion and Social Cohesion: Western, Chinese and Intercultural Perspectives, VU University Press, 2015, pp. 141-158

Ellethy, Y. Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy: Classical and Modern Interpretations, Routledge, London-New York, 2014 (352 pages). 

Ellethy, Y. “Islam and the State: Renegotiating the Politics of Ummah and Theocracy” in: Küster V. and Setio R. (Eds.), Muslim Christian Relations Observed Comparative Studies from Indonesia and the Netherlands, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt , Leipzig, 2014, pp. 139-157.

Ellethy, Y. "Shura in text and context", in: Buijs G., Sunier T., Versteeg P. (Eds.), Risky Liaisons? Democracy and Religion. Reflections and Case Studies, VU University Press, 2013.

Ellethy, Y. "Gelijkheid en verscheidenheid in een islamitisch perspectief", Christen Democratische Verkenningen, Boom tijdschriften, zomer 2011, 97-104.

Ellethy, Y. “Quran and Islamic Tradition Connected to Religion and Violence: the Absent Texts”, in: E. Eynikel – A. Ziaka, Religion and Conflict: Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, Harptree Publishing, London, 2011, pp. 34-48.

Ellethy, Y. "Geloven buiten de tekst, over islamitische volksreligie", Tussenruimte: Oecumenisch Tijdschrift voor Interculturele Theologie 2, (2010) 16-21.

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Last Modified: 29-03-2016