Dennis Halft

Aquinas Scholar at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Dennis Halft was born in Bonn, Germany and currently lives in Mainz. He joined the Northern German province of Dominican Friars in 2008 and is a member of the Institut dominicain d’études orientales in Cairo. He is a graduate of the Free University in Berlin, having specialized in Islamic, Iranian, and Comparative Religious Studies. His current research focuses on the reception of Arabic Bible translations by Twelver Shiite scholars in Safavid, Persia. He has several publications on medieval and pre-modern Muslim polemical works against Judaism and Christianity.

  • 2014–2015 - Distinguished Visiting Scholar

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