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

Academic interest/research areas:

Islamic philosophy and theology, Sufism,  Social ethics, Islamic aesthetics, Philosophy of religion, Soeren Kierkegaard, Interreligious theology, Comparative religions, Christian-Muslim dialogue, Balkan Muslims



2000-2002: Post. Doc. at the University of Copenhagen (Culture and 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 teachers 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)

2003 - 2006 – External Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology - University of Copenhagen (teaching in Islamic theology, Social ethics in Islam and Christianity).

2000-2003 – Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Theology – University of Copenhagen


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: Interreligious Studies, Islamic Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Interreligious Dialogue
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