BiographyMehmet Karabela is the author of Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes and Mustafa Sabri Efendi. The former examines the engagement of early modern Protestant scholars with Islamic thought. The latter on the life and religious thought of Mustafa Sabri Efendi (d.1954), the chief jurisconsult of the Ottoman State, is published in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country. Karabela’s articles and writings have also appeared in edited books and journals.
Karabela has taught courses on Islam, world religions, religion and democracy, political theology, religion and politics in Muslim societies as well as dialogue seminars such as the European perception of Jews and Muslims during the Enlightenment and multiculturalism in the Ottoman Empire.