About this Fellow
Garth Fowden has been the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths in the University of Cambridge since 2013. After his D.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford, Fowden held research fellowships at Cambridge and taught briefly at Groningen, and subsequently on several occasions as a visiting professor at Princeton. But the greater part of his career (1985-2013) was spent working on late antique and early Islamic history at the National Research Foundation in Athens. He is now composing a wide-ranging synthesis of his work in these traditionally separate areas of scholarly activity, within the framework of a new historical periodization, the First Millennium from Augustus to Avicenna.
- Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths, University of Cambridge
The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: the ancient near eastern context; the Hebrew text and the ancient versions; exegesis and theology; the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament in Jewish and Christian tradition.
The religious and cultural history of early modern Britain, especially the impact, reception and repercussions of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations
History of the Islamic World; Islamic theology and philosophy, especially with respect to the formative period (8th-10th centuries) and the age of the Mongol conquest (13th-14th centuries); Islamic mysticism
The history and theology of the Christian Church in Late Antiquity and in the Byzantine Empire; modern Eastern Orthodox theology