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A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'an's Intermediate State and the Early History of the Barzakh
(Georgetown University, 2015)
For those who believe in a future resurrection of the body, there naturally arises the question of what happens after death but before the end of time. This condition is the intermediate state. For most Muslims, the ...
Politics of Scripture. Discussions of the Historical-Critical Approach to the Qur'an
(Georgetown University, 2017)
My thesis analyzes the political nature of contemporary Qur'ān scholarship. Based on both Western and Arab treatments of the Qur'ān I demonstrate that scriptural discussions are used to negotiate societal and political ...
From Subjects to Citizens of the State and of God’s People: Frédéric-Vincent Lebbe (1877-1940) and the Project to Indigenize the Chinese Catholic Church in Republican China
(Georgetown University, 2018)
This dissertation investigates the indigenization project of the Catholic priest Frédéric-Vincent Lebbe (雷鳴遠) in Republican China. The early twentieth-century Catholic Church faced a crisis of witness in China: Missionary ...