Frank Griffel

Professor of Religious Studies
34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8936
Fields of interest : 

Islamic Studies

Frank Griffel is Professor of Islamic Studies. His research and teaching is on the intellectual history of Islam, its philosophy and theology (both classical and modern), and the way Islamic thinkers react to Western modernity. Much of his published work covers the contribution that al-Ghazali (d. 1111) made to the development of Islamic theology and the history of philosophy, be it written in Arabic, Latin, or Hebrew. Frank Griffel is the author of “Apostatsie und Toleranz im Islam” (2000, in German) and “Al-Ghazali’s Philosophical Theology (2009).” He has translated works by al-Ghazali and Averroes and is the editor of three collective volumes. Currently Griffel conducts a research project on the formation of post-classical Islamic philosophy in the 12th century. For more information on his publications go to: