Abdulkader Tayob: “Between Text and Culture in the Teaching of Religion in South Africa”
Abdulkader Tayob held the lecture on “Between Text and Culture in the Teaching of Religion in South Africa” in the framework of the Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy (4-14 Sep 2015) in Cape Town.
Abdulkader Tayob is Professor for Islamic Studies, Religion and Public Life at the University of Cape Town. He has published extensively on the history of religious movements and institutions in South Africa. He now works on Islam and public life in Africa, and contemporary intellectual trends in modern Islam.
Prof Tayob obtained his doctoral degree in 1989 from Temple University in the United States. He has worked and published on Islam in South Africa, Africa and modern Islam in general. His teaching experience includes Cape Town, Charlottesville (Virginia, USA), Bayreuth, Hamburg and Cologne (Germany), and Nijmegen and Leiden (the Netherlands).
He occasionally blogs on the ctayoblog.