Safet Bektovic

Associate Professor - Fagseksjonen
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Phone +47-22850357
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Theology

Academic interest/research areas:

Islamic philosophy, theology, Sufism and ethics, Philosophy of religion, Soren Kierkegaard, Inrerreligious theology, Comparative and inter-religious studies, Christian-Muslim dialogue, Balkan Muslims


  • 2000-2002: Post. Doc. at the University of Copenhagen (Religious encounters in Denmark)
  • 1996-2000: PhD - at the University of Copenhagen (Søren Kierkegaard in relation to Islam)
  • 1989-1992: PhD in modern Philosophy at the University of Sarajevo (unfinished because of the war in Bosnia)
  • 1985-1989: MA in philosophy and sociology at the University of Prishtina


  • 2016 - Associate Professor of theological studies of Islam
  • 2011 - 2015 Guest teacher at the Faculty of Theology in Oslo - teaching in Islamic philosophy and theology, Islamic mysticism in a comparative perspective, Islam, Christianity and the West
  • 2007-2011 - Associate Professor at the Centre for European Islamic Thought - University of Copenhagen (Islamic Studies)
  • 2002 - 2006 – External Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology - University of Copenhagen (teaching in Islamic theology, Social ethics in Islam and Christianity).

Books / dissertations:

  • “Islamic Philosophy. Background, classical problems and contemporary expressions”, ANIS, Copenhagen, 2012.
  • “Cultural and religious encounters in Denmark. Identity formation among young Christians and Muslims”, Museum Tusculanums Forlag, Copenhagen, 2004.
  • “Passion of faith in Søren Kierkegaard and Sufism”, University of Copenhagen, 1999. (Doctoral dissertation, however, not published as a book)
Tags: Inter-religious Studies – inter-religious dialogue, Islam, Philosophy of Religion


  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Betydningen af islamisk teologi historisk og aktuelt. Teologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 1893-0263.  5(3), s 248- 262
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Towards a neo-modernist Islam: Fazlur Rahman and the rethinking of Islamic tradition and modernity. Studia Theologica.  ISSN 0039-338X.  70(2), s 160- 178 . doi: 10.1080/0039338X.2016.1253260

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  • Bektovic, Safet (2017). Dannelse i et islamisk filosofisk perspektiv.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2017). Ibn Arabi. Dialectics of Veiling and Unveiling God in Islam.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2017). Muslimer i Skandinavien.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2017). Signs of a hiden God in Islam.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Being Muslim refugie in Europe.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016, 01. mars). Ble bedre muslim av Kierkegaard-studier.  Dagen.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016, 12. januar). Interview. [Radio].
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Islamic Theology in Europe.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). På flugt til Danmark.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Religion og heligskrifter i moderne demokratiske samfund.
  • Bektovic, Safet (2016). Training of Imams in a non-Muslim enviromen.

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Published Jan. 10, 2013 3:46 PM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2016 4:18 PM