In Preparation

  • 1. Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam, Religious Learning between Continuity and Change, ed. by Sebastian Günther, 2 Bde.Leiden, Forthcoming 2020. (Islamic History and Civilization 172)

  • Books (with peer review)

  • 12. Doctrinal Instruction in Early Islam: The Book of the Explanation of Sunna by Ghulām Khalīl (d. 275/888). Edition, Translation and Study.By Maher Jarrar in Collaboration with Sebastian Günther, Brill Date of publication: 2019

  • 11. Die Geheimnisse der oberen und der unteren Welt: Magie im Islam zwischen Glaube und Wissenschaft,.Herausgeben von Sebastian Günther and Dorothee Pielow, Brill, Leiden 2018, For more information see: (more)

  • 10. Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam,
    Volume 1: Foundations and the Formation of a Tradition: Reflections on the Hereafter in the Quran and Islamic Religious Thought,
    Volume 2: Continuity and Change: The Plurality of Eschatological Representations in the Islamicate World,
    ed. S. Günther and T. Lawson, with the assistance of C. Mauder, Leiden et al: Brill, 2016. (more)
  • Review: George Archer, Reading Religion. A Publication of the American Academy of Religion Online.
  • 9. Representations and Visions of Homeland in Modern Arabic Literature, ed. Sebastian Günther and Stephan Milich, Hildesheim: Olms Publishers, 2016 (= Arabistische und Islamwissenschaftliche Texte und Studien 20). XLIV + 242 pp. (more)
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  • 8. Ummiyyat an-Nabī,ed. Sebastian Günther and Khaled Muhammad Abduh, Cairo: Dar Sijjal at-Tiba'a, 2014. 229 pp.

  • 7. Von Rom nach Bagdad. Bildung und Religion von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis zum klassischen Islam,, hrsg. von Peter Gemeinhardt und Sebastian Günther, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

  • 6. Averroes and Thomas Aquinas on Education, Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2012.

  • 5. Ideas, Images, and Methods of Portrayal: Insights into Classical Arabic Literature and Islam, edited by Sebastian Günther. Leiden: Brill, 2005 (= Islamic History and Civilization 58). XXXIII + 468 pp.
    (This volume deals with the genesis of selected classical Arabic texts as the products of different milieus, and the implications which these texts had for Islamic societies in medieval times. It explores the concepts and images which Muslim scholars from the 8th to the 14th century presented in their writings and, in particular, ponders the ways in which these authors used specific methods of portrayal—either overtly or more subtly—to advance their ideas. The fresh theoretical and methodological approaches applied in this book facilitate the understanding of how medieval Muslim writers expressed their views and, more importantly, why they expressed them in the way they did. This helps disclose, for example, how the images of historically or religiously significant figures in Arabic-Islamic culture have been developed and shaped in the process of their "literarization." The book consists of sixteen chapters written by scholars of Arabic and Islamic studies from Europe, the Middle East, and North America.)

  • 4. Johann W. Fück: Vorträge über den Islam.Aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben und um einen Anmerkungsteil ergänzt von Sebastian Günther
    [= Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 27], Halle: Universitätsdruckerei, 1999.
    (Annotated edition of eight unpublished studies by Johann W. Fück on the Qur’an and several other central aspects of Arabic-Islamic history and culture.)

  • 3. Myths, Historical Archetypes and Symbolic Figures in Arabic Literature: Towards a New Hermeneutic Approach. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Beirut, June 25th – June 30th, 1996, ed. A. Neuwirth, B. Embalo, S. Günther and M. Jarrar [= Beiruter Texte und Studien 64], Stuttgart [u.a.] : Steiner [in Komm.], 1999.

  • 2. Erlesenes. Sonderheft anläßlich des 19. Kongresses der Union Européenne d’Arabisants et Islamisants, ed. by Walter Beltz and Sebastian Günther [= Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 25], Halle (Saale): Universitätsdruckerei, 1998.

  • 1. Quellenuntersuchungen zu den Maqatil at-Talibiyyin des Abu ’l-Farag al-Isfahani (gest. 356/967, Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Olms Verlag, 1991. [= Arabistische Texte und Studien 4].
    (An Analytical Study of the Sources Used by Abu l-Faraj al-Isfahani for his Historical-Biographical Encyclopaedia “The Killing of the Talibids.”)