Amin Elias holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Le Mans (France). He is a specialist in History of ideas in the Arab-Mediterranean region. He is an assistant professor at Antonine University and Lebanese University (Lebanon), teaching History, Philosophy and courses related to politics and citizenship.
He has published several books in Arabic and French, including: Gamal al-Banna: l’islam, laïcité et la liberté (with D. Avon), Paris, l’Harmattan, 2013; Musulmans et laïcités, Bern, Peter Lang, 2014; Almâniyya min ‘indina (“Laïcité de chez nous”), Dar saer el-Machrek, Beirut, 2017; Lubnân bi qalam moufakiri al-nadwa al-lubnaniyya (“Le Liban comme l’écrivent les penseurs du Cénacle libanais”), Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon, 2012.
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The Question of Otherness in Classical Islam
Argument: How did Muslims represent the other? Here is a questioning overloaded with history, memory and narrative Islamic identity difficult to decode. Fourteen long centuries of conquests and def...
Religious minorities in France
Edited by Anne-Laure Zwilling This unique book, bringing together nearly 80 sociologists, ethnologists, anthropologists, historian, wants to allow a better knowledge of the religious groups present...
Islam and Otherness : presentation of the 3rd PLURIEL International Congress
Presentation of the theme and the stakes of the 3rd international congress of PLURIEL. Planned to take place in Beirut in April 2020, it had to be rescheduled and reshaped due to the global heal...
Violence in Early Islam. Religious Narratives, the Arab Conquests and the Canonization of Jihad
Presentation: The concept of jihad holds a prominent place in Islamic thought and history. Beyond its spiritual meanings, the term has historically been associated with the sweeping Arab-Believers ...
The Khatim an-Nabiyyin (The Seal of the Prophets) and Its Inclusive Abrahamic Perspective: Muhammad and ‘Isa ibn Maryam in Dialogue
Abstract “Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men; he is God’s messenger and the Seal of the Prophets: God knows everything.” (33:40). The deconstruction of the concept of “the Seal of...
The Ḏhimmī as the Other of Multiple Convivencias in al-Andalus
The ﬁgure of ḏhimmī is certainly the most emblematic juristic ﬁgure in the history of Islamic law. Strangely, it also has the juristic status of being the most ambiguous and complex, as it lacks a ...
The Oromo and the historical process of Islamisation in Ethiopia
Abstract The historical interaction between Islam and Christianity in the Horn of Africa is profoundly connected with the region’s specifi c historical, linguistic and cultural characteristics. ...
The Fate of Others in 14th century Hanbalism
Abstract In a recent publication entitled Ibn Taymiyya’s Theological Ethics, Sophia Vasalou tackles the moral objectivism that Ibn Taymiyya would reworked inspired to the unorthodox thought of M...