Jan
Thiele

Científico Titular de OPIS
Dpto. de Estudios Judíos e Islámicos
Historia Cultural del Mediterráneo
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1C16
Teléfono
916022432 / Extensión interna: 441371

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Biografía

I am a scholar in Islamic intellectual history and its textual heritage. Within this wider field, I have a particular interest in the discipline of systematic rational theology—or kalām, as it is termed in Arabic. My work covers the Muʿtazilite school of theology and specifically its reception by the Zaydīs, a Shiite community that has primarily survived in Yemen. This was the subject of two books, Kausalität in der muʿtazilitischen Kosmologie (Brill, 2011) and Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya (Brill, 2013), which won the Research Prize of the Annemarie Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies. More recently, my research has focused on Ashʿarite kalām, more specifically on one of the school's major figures, Abū Bakr al-Bāqillānī, and on the dissemination of Ashʿarite doctrines in the Maghreb and al-Andalus. I am the co-editor of the volume Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ashʿarism East and West (along with Ayman Shihadeh; Brill, 2020) and of the journal Intellectual History of the Islamicate World.

In 2008, I graduated with a Magister Artium (M.A.) from Freie Universität Berlin. In the same year, I was accepted to the interdisciplinary doctoral studies programme of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies at Freie Universität Berlin and defended my PhD in 2012. I continued at the same university for one year as team member of an ERC Advanced Grant. Then I took up a two years Marie Curie fellowship (co-funded by the EU and the Gerda Henkel Foundation) to work as Visiting Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2013–2014). My second Marie Curie Fellowship (funded by the European Union’s FP7 within the Intra European Fellowship (IEF) modality), brought me to CSIC in Madrid. I was subsequently awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship and became permanent faculty member in 2021. In October 2017, I was Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Especialización: Islamic Studies; intellectual history; Estudios Árabes e Islámicos; Historia Intelectual

Proyectos de investigación

Reason and Belief: Theological Debates in the Medieval and Early Modern Islamic West. | Thiele, Jan, (2019). 

Travelling knowledge in medieval Islam: the Ash’arites of al-Andalus and North Africa. | Thiele, Jan, (2015). 

Abu Bakr al-Baqillani (d. 403/1013) and the scholastic consolidation of Ash’arism. | Thiele, Jan, (2013). 

    Datos tomados de la base de datos ConCiencia

    Seker, Zeynep; Thiele, Jan (2019). Arazlar¿n ¿spat¿ Üzerine Zeydî Bir Eser: El-Hasan Er-Rassâs'¿n Muhtasar Fî ¿sbâti'l-A'râz'¿. Kader, 17, 255-271.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). A Zaydi Treatise on the Proof of Accidents: The Mukhtasar fi ithbat al-a'rad by al-Hasan al-Rassas. Shii Studies Review, 2, 319-335.
    Thiele, Jan (2017). Commonness and Derivative Work in As'arite Literature: A Comparison of Diya' al-Din al-Makki's Nihayat al-maram and Abu al-Qasim al-Ansari's al-Gunya fi al-kalam. Mélanges de l'Institut Dominicain d'Études Orientales (MIDÉO), 32, 135-166.
    Thiele, Jan (2016). Conceptions of Self-Determination in Fourth/Tenth-Century Muslim Theology: al-Baqillani's Theory of Human Acts in Its Historical Context. Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 26, 245-269.
    Ansari, Hassan; Thiele, Jan (2018). Discussing al-Baqillani's Theology in the Maghrib: 'Abd al-Jalil b. Abi Bakr al-Dibaji al-Raba'i's al-Tasdid fi sharh al-Tamhid. Al-Qantara, 39, 127-168.
    Ahmadi, Mostafa; Ansari, Hassan; Thiele, Jan (2021). Do Accidents Need a Substrate? Critical Edition of al-Hasan al-Rassas's Mas'ala fi kayfiyyat wujud al-a'rad. Shii Studies Review, 5, 201-216.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Facing the Mahdi's True Belief: Abu 'Amr al-Salaliji's Ash'arite Creed and the Almohads' Claim to Religious Authority. al-Usur al-Wusta, 26, 96-112.
    Parlak Durmu¿, Gülay; Özdemir, Zeynep Bü¿ra; Thiele, Jan (2021). IV. Yüzy¿l ¿slâm Kelâm¿nda ¿rade Hürriyeti Anlay¿¿lar¿: Tarihî Ba¿lam¿nda Bâk¿llânî¿nin ¿nsan Fiilleri Teorisi. Kader, 19, 377-.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Recent Scholarship in the Field of kalam. Studia Islamica, 113, 223-243.
    Thiele, Jan (2016). "Reseña ""al-Salimi, Abdulrahman Madelung, Wilferd: Early Ibadi Theology. Six kalam texts by 'Abd Allah b. Yazid al-Fazari. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2014""". Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, 106, 367-370.
    Thiele, Jan (2019). "Reseña ""Brodersen, Angelika: Der unbekannte kalam. Theologische Positionen der frühen Maturidiya am Beispiel der Attributenlehre. Berlin: LIT 2014. 609 S. 8° = Islamische Theologiegeschichte 2. Brosch. € 69,90. ISBN 978-3-643-12402-9.""". Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 114, 54-55.
    Ahmadi, Mostafa; Ansari, Hassan; Thiele, Jan (2020). """The New Methods"" (Al-tara'iq al-mustahdata) by al-Hasan al-Rassas: Editio Princeps of a Treatise on Miscellaneous Theological Topics". Nouvelles Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen, 11, 76-106.
    Ansari, Hassan; Mousavi Khalkhali, Ehsan; Thiele, Jan (2022). Why Humans Refrain from Lying: Critical Edition of al-Hasan al-Rassas's al-'Ashr al-fawa'id al-lazima 'an sihgat dalil wahid. Shii Studies Review, 6, 423-446.
    Thiele, Jan (2019). Abu Bakr al-Baqillani. En Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (pp. 1-6). Editorial: Springer.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Abu Hashim al-Jubba'i. En Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (pp. 1-4). Editorial: Springer.
    Thiele, Jan (2016). Abu Hashim al-Jubba'i's (d. 321/933) Theory of 'States' (ahwal) and its Adaption by Ash'arite Theologians. En Later Ash'arism in the Islamic West (pp. 364-383). Editorial: Oxford University Press (OUP).
    Thiele, Jan (2018). al-Juwayni. En Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy (pp. 1-5). Editorial: Springer.
    Ansari, Hassan; Schmidtke, Sabine; Thiele, Jan (2018). al-Madhhab al-Zaydi fi l-Yaman [trad. árab. de Zaydi Theology in Yemen]. En al-Marja' fi ta'rikh 'ilm al-kalam (pp. 791-823). Editorial: Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife Centro de Estudios al-Andalus y Diálogo de Civilizaciones.
    Thiele, Jan (2020). Ash'arism in the Hafsid Era. En Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ash'arism East and West (pp. 298-336). Editorial: Brill.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Bayna Qurtuba wa-Nisabur: Buzugh al-Ash'ariyya wa-tawattud arkaniha (al-qarnan al-rabi' wa-l-khamis al-hijri/al-'ashr wa-l-hadi 'ashr al-miladi) [trad. árab. de Between Cordoba and Nisabur: The Emergence and Consolidation of Ash'arism (Fourth¿Fifth/T.... En al-Marja' fi ta'rikh 'ilm al-kalam (pp. 413-438). Editorial: Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife Centro de Estudios al-Andalus y Diálogo de Civilizaciones.
    Thiele, Jan (2016). Between Cordoba and Nisabur: The Emergence and Consolidation of Ash'arism (Fourth-Fifth/Tenth-Eleventh Century). En Later Ash'arism in the Islamic West (pp. 225-241). Editorial: Oxford University Press (OUP).
    Thiele, Jan (2022). Debates on Divine Attributes in Almohad Times, or Locating the Limits of Human Reason. En Mark of Toledo: Intellectual Context and Debates between Christians and Muslims in Early Thirteenth Century Iberia (pp. 213-238). Editorial: Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) Press.
    Thiele, Jan (2022). Eduard Glaser¿s Personal Nachlass in Archives of the Czech Republic. En Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril (pp. 417-438). Editorial: Gorgias Press.
    Thiele, Jan (2016). "Hal (theory of ""states"" in theology)". En The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Three (pp. 67-71). Editorial: Brill.
    Shihadeh, Ayman; Thiele, Jan (2020). Introduction. En Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ash'arism East and West (pp. 1-11). Editorial: Brill.
    Thiele, Jan (2019). Ja'far b. Abi Yahya. En Encyclopaedia of Islam - Three 2019-6 (pp. 67-70). Editorial: Brill.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Nazariyyat 'al-ahwal' li-Abi Hashim al-Jubba'i wa-ta'dil mutakallimi al-Ash'ariyya laha [trad. árab. de Abu Hashim al-Jubba'i's (d. 321/933) Theory of 'States' (ahwal) and its Adaption by Ash'arite Theologians]. En al-Marja' fi ta'rikh 'ilm al-kalam (pp. 631-656). Editorial: Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife Centro de Estudios al-Andalus y Diálogo de Civilizaciones.
    Thiele, Jan (2018). Theological Compendia in Late 6th/12th and Early 7th/13th Century Zaydism: al-Hasan al-Rassas's K. al-Tahsil and Its Commentaries. En Theological Rationalism in Medieval Islam: New Sources and Perspectives (pp. 23-57). Editorial: Peeters Publishers.
    Ansari, Hassan; Schmidtke, Sabine; Thiele, Jan (2016). Zaydi Theology in Yemen. En Later Ash'arism in the Islamic West (pp. 473-493). Editorial: Oxford University Press (OUP).
    Ansari, Hassan; Schmidtke, Sabine; Thiele, Jan (2017). Zaydi Theology in Yemen, Third/Ninth through Ninth/Fifteenth Centuries. En Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions (pp. 263-282). Editorial: Lockwood Press.
    Adang, Camilla; Chiesa, Bruno; Hamdan, Omar; Madelung, Wilferd; Schmidtke, Sabine; Thiele, Jan (2020). Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg Open Book Publishers University of Cambridge.
    Shihadeh, Ayman; Thiele, Jan (2020). Philosophical Theology in Islam: Later Ash'arism East and West (pp. 440). Brill.