Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Muna Tatari

University of Paderborn

Focus of the Commitment in the German Ethics Council

  • Islamic Systematic Theology
  • (Islamic) Theological Ethics

Born in 1971

Professional Background

  • Since 2015 Lecturer (Juniorprofessorin) for Islamic Systematic Theology and Director of the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn
  • 2018-2019 Visiting Professor for Islamic Theology at the Academy of World Religions at the University of Hamburg
  • 2013-2015 Post-doc and Research Assistant at the Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies
  • 2014 Visiting Professor in the programme Theological Academic Year Jerusalem: "Strafe, Prüfung oder Preis der Freiheit? Leid und Leidbewältigung in Christentum und Islam", Christian-Islamic Workshop Seminar with Prof. Dr. Margareta Gruber and Prof. Dr. Roman Siebenrock
  • 2013 Doctorate with a thesis on "Gott und Mensch im Spannungsverhältnis von Gerechtigkeit und Barmherzigkeit. Versuch einer islamisch begründeten Positionsbestimmung"
  • 2010-2013 Research Assistant and doctoral student in Comparative Theology at the University of Paderborn
  • 2006 Master's degree in Islamic Studies with the subsidiary subjects: Educational Science, Mission Studies, Ecumenical Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 1997 Degree in Islamic Studies (Grundstudium Islam) at the Initiative for Islamic Studies e.V. in Hamburg

Memberships

  • Since April 2020 Member of the German Ethics Council
  • Since 2017 Member of the Avicenna Studienwerk (Scholarship Commission)
  • Since 2017 Member of the Academy for Islam in Research and Society (Akademie für Islam in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft)
  • Since 2017 Member of the German Society for Islamic Theological Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für islamisch-theologische Studien)
  • Since 2017 Member of the Advisory Board for Islamic Religious Education in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Since 2015 Member of the Steering Committee of the Theological Forum Christianity – Islam at the Academy Hohenheim of the Diocese Stuttgart-Rottenburg
  • Since 2015 Member of the Advisory Board of the publishing house Kalam Verlag für islamische Theologie und Religionspädagogik
  • Since 2010 Member of the Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies at the University of Paderborn
  • Since 1997 Member of the association Initiative für islamische Studien

Publications (Selection)

  • Tatari, M. (2018): Reason and revelation: a meaningful contribution to contemporary ethical debates in a secular context. In: Ahmad, R.; Nassery, I.; Tatari, M. (ed.): The Objectives of Islamic Law. The Promises and Challenges of the Maqasid al-Shari'a. Lanham, 157-173.
  • Tatari, M. (2018): Using comparative insights in developing Kalām. A personal reflection on being trained in comparative theology. In: Clooney, F. X.; von Stosch, K. (ed.): How to Do Comparative Theology. New York, 188-205.
  • Tatari, M. (2017): Panentheismus als Möglichkeit Islamischer Theologie? In: Nitsche, B.; von Stosch, K.; Tatari, M. (ed.): Gott – jenseits von Monismus und Theismus? Paderborn, 169-187.
  • Tatari, M. (2016): Islamische Systematische Theologie in Deutschland Konturen eines jungen Faches. In: Paderborner Universitätsreden, 142, 1-32.
  • Tatari, M. (2013): Gott und Mensch im Spannungsverhältnis von Gerechtigkeit und Barmherzigkeit. Versuch einer islamisch begründeten Positionsbestimmung.  Münster; Paderborn. (Dissertation)