Robert Gleave is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the Director of the ‘Clerical Authority in Shi’i Islam’ project.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
On 18 November 2014, the British Academy hosted a
showcase event that explored ‘The Social and Economic
Benefits of Cultural Heritage’. The evening featured
presentations by some of the British Academy-sponsored
overseas institutes. This article is based on the
presentation by Professor Bill Finlayson, Director of the
Council for British Research in the Levant.
The British Academy has just published a volume of papers, ‘Free Will and Modern Science’, illustrating the present state of the debate about whether humans have free will. The volume’s editor, Professor Richard Swinburne FBA, discusses some of the issues.