Kevin Reinhart specializes in Islamic religious studies. He was trained in the study of religion at Harvard (M.A., 1978; Ph.D., 1986) and in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies at the University of Texas, Austin (1974); he joined the faculty of Dartmouth in 1986. His research focuses on Islamic legal thought, primarily in the pre-modern period. His book, Before Revelation: The Boundaries of Muslim Moral Knowledge, which is a study of Islamic theories of moral knowledge, was published by SUNY Press in 1995. He has just finished a book on the variety of Islamic practices in different locales. During 1995 and 1996 he was in Turkey working on Turkish language and Turkish Islam. He spent the summer of 2003 in Karbala and Najaf Iraq doing humanitarian work. For more information on Kevin, see his web page: www.dartmouth.edu/~akr.
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