Carlos A. Segovia (1970-), scholar

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Carlos A. Segovia (b.1970) is a British-born Spanish scholar. He is currently lecturer in Biblical and Quranic and studies in the Humanities Division at Saint Louis University in Spain, and lecturer in moral philosophy at Loyola University Maryland in Spain.

E-mail address: segoviaca@slu.edu

Biography

Carlos A. Segovia was born in London, England, on May 22, 1970. In 2004 he earned his PhD in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). From 2007 to 2011 he was Visiting Professor in Islamic Studies at the National University of Distant Education and the Camilo José Cela University, Research Associate in Comparative Religious Studies at the University of Seville from 2008 to 2011, and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Camilo José Cela University from 2011 to 2014. He is now lecturer in Biblical and Quranic Studies in the Humanities Division at Saint Louis University in Madrid and lecturer in Moral Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). In 2009 he was appointed Associate Editor in charge for Spanish scholarship on Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins on 4 Enoch. From 2009 to 2012 he joined Book Reviews Commission of the journal Henoch, and in 2011 the Board of Directors of the Enoch Seminar. In 2012 he launched the Camilo José Cela University International Research Seminar Rethinking the Making of a Difference: Jewish-Christian Boundary Drawing in Late Antiquity with Pamela Michelle Eisenbaum (2013), Daniel Boyarin (2014), and Gabriele Boccaccini (2015); the seminar is co-sponsored by, and hosted at, the Xavier Zubiri Foundation in Madrid. He is also Associate Editor in charge for Early Islamic Studies on 4 Enoch. He chiefly works on early Islam in its Jewish-Christian setting and has recently launched with Guillaume Dye (Free University of Brussels [ULB]), Emilio González Ferrín (University of Seville), Manfred Kropp (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz), and Tommaso Tesei (University of Notre Dame) the Early Islamic Studies Seminar: International Scholarship on the Qur'an and Islamic Origins, an academic group of international specialists associated to the Enoch Seminar who aim at exploring afresh different issues on the early history of Islam with the tools of Biblical criticism and the new methods put forth in the study of Second Temple Judaism, Christian and Rabbinic origins, and thereby contribute to the renewed study of formative Islam as part and parcel in the complex process of religious identity formation in late antiquity in close dialogue with scholars working in this latter field of research.

Courses

Works on Second Temple Judaism, Christian, and Islamic Origins

Monographs

Miscellaneous Volumes

  • Liminalia: Studies on Early Islamic Texts and Ideas and Their Jewish and Christian Subtexts and Sources. In progress.

Edited Volumes

Translations

Book Chapters

Articles

  • "Mythopoiesis at Work: Ibn Isḥāq’s/Ibn Hišām’s Legend about ‘Abd al-Muṭṭalib’s Digging of the Zamzam Well in Mecca and the Sealing of Salvation History." In progress.
  • "What Did it Mean to Be an Arab-Christian and an Arab-Muslim in the Late-Antique Near East? Some Symptomatic Reflections on Qur'an 2:124 and Cyril of Scythopolis's Vita Euthymii 10." In progress.
  • "Rḥmnn w-Msḥ-hw in CIH 541, DAI 2002-20, and Ry 506: A Brief Reassessment of Alfred Beeston’s, Irfan Shadid’s, Iwona Gajda’s, and Jonn Block’s interpretations of Abraha’s Christological Formula (with a note on the latter’s relevance for the study of Islam’s origins).” / In: Oriens Christianum. Forthcoming.
  • "En torno a Mahoma como mesías: una nueva mirada a las raíces cristianas del islam" <Muḥammad and the Messiah Son of Man: A New Look at the Christian Roots of Islam>. / In: Erebea 5. Forthcoming.
  • "'Those on the Right' and 'Those on the Left': Rereading Qur'ān 56.1-56 (and the Founding Myth of Islam) in Light of Apocalypse of Abraham 21-2." / In: Studia Islamica. Forthcoming.
  • "Del simulacro al laberinto: Los orígenes del Corán" <The Scholarly Labyrinth beyond the Pseudo-Scholarly Simulacrum: A New Look at the Origins of the Qur'ān> / In: Revista de Libros 193 (2014). [1]
  • "Pablo de Tarso, Israel y los gentiles: El nuevo enfoque radical sobre Pablo y el caríz judío de su mensaje" <Reassessing Paul's Jewishness: Israel, the Nations, and the Radical New Perspective on Paul> / In: Bandue 7. Forthcoming in 2013.
  • "El judeocristianismo: Una nueva hipótesis; seguido de un resumen de la Demostración 17 de Afraates (sobre la divinidad de Cristo" <Jewish-Christianity: A New Hypothesis; Followed by a Summary of Aphrahat's 17th Demonstration (on the Divinity of Christ)>. / In: Isidorianum 37 (2010) 83-108.
  • "Noah as Eschatological Mediator Transposed: From 2 Enoch 71-72 to the Christological Echoes of 1 Enoch 106:3 in the Qur'ān." / In: Henoch 33 (1/2011) 134-45.
  • "La biblioteca de Qumrán y los esenios" <The Library from Qumran and the Essenes>. / In: Historia National Geographic 88 (2011) 40-48.

Congress Papers

  • "A Messianic Controversy behind the Making of Muḥammad as the Last Prophet?" To be presented at the 4th Nangeroni Meeting / 1st EISS Conference of the Enoch Seminar (Milan, 2015): "Early Islam: The Sectarian Milieu of Late Antiquity?"
  • "Discussing/Subverting Paul: Polemical Rereadings and Competing Supersessionist Misreadings of Pauline Inclusivism in Late Antiquity: A Case Study on the Apocalypse of Abraham, Justin Martyr, and the Qur'ān." Presented to the 3rd Nangeroni Meeting of the Enoch Seminar (Rome, 2014): "Rereading Paul as a Second-Temple Jewish Author." Enoch Seminar Online
  • "'Those on the Right' and 'Those on the Left': Rereading Qur'ān 56.1-56 (and the Founding Myth of Islam) in Light of Apocalypse of Abraham 21-2." Presented to the symposium "Apocalyptique et figures du mal," Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, 2013).
  • "Which Theologies in Conflict? Some Suggestions for a Symptomatic Rereading of 4 Ezra in Light of P. Sacchi's and E.P. Sanders' Contribution to the Study of Early Judaism, with a Final Note on the Hodayot from Qumran and Paul." Presented to the 6th Enoch Seminar (Milan, 2011): "2 Baruch - 4 Ezra: 1st Century Jewish Apocalypticism." Enoch Seminar Online
  • "Noah as Eschatological Mediator Transposed: From 2 Enoch 71-72 to the Christological Echoes of 1 Enoch 106:3 in the Qur'ān." Presented to the 5th Enoch Seminar (Naples, 2009): "Enoch, Adam, Melchizedek: Mediatorial Figures in 2 Enoch and Second Temple Judaism." Enoch Seminar Online

Dictionary Entries

  • "Life of Adam and Eve." / In: Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Edited by L. Fried, J. W. Knust, E. Orlin and M. Satlow. London and New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.
  • "Psalms of Solomon." / In: Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Edited by L. Fried, J. W. Knust, E. Orlin and M. Satlow. London and New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.
  • "Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs." / In: Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Edited by L. Fried, J. W. Knust, E. Orlin and M. Satlow. London and New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Interviews/Forums

Academic Projects

Original contributions to 4 Enoch

External links