Christian Lange

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials C.R.
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Chair Islamologie en Arabistiek
Domain Humanities
Member of Humanities
Member of The Young Academy
Employed by Universiteit van Utrecht
Faculteit van Geesteswetenschappen, Departement Filosofie en Religiewetenschap
Janskerkhof 13
3512 BL Utrecht
tel.  030 253 1978
Personal website

Christian Lange is one of the leading scholars of Arabic and Islamic studies of his generation. He combines the traditional text-based approach to Islam with methods borrowed from sociology, religious studies, philosophy and anthropology. One of his works is a cultural history of paradise and hell in Islam. Lange runs a weekly tutorial on advanced readings in Arabic and helps researchers from the Middle East find research positions at Utrecht University. Lange is a member of The Young Academy and in 2017 authored the popular scholarly book Mohammed - Perspectieven op de Profeet.