Berg Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Religious Studies
Islamic Studies, Mysticism

Old Main, 116

Gregory Lipton specializes in Islamic studies and the study of mysticism. His research focuses on how medieval formations of Islamic mysticism have been re-imagined in Western modernity.

Gregory received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2013. His most recent book Rethinking Ibn ‘Arabi will be published with Oxford University Press in May, 2018.

Office Hours:
Spring 2018 — Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment


“De-Semitizing Ibn ‘Arabi: Aryanism and the Schuonian Discourse of Religious Authenticity.” Numen 64 (2017): 258-293.

“Secular Sufism: Neoliberalism, Ethnoracism, and the Reformation of the Muslim Other.” The Muslim World 101 (2011): 427 – 440.

“Muḥibb Allāh Ilāhābādī’s Taswiya Contextualized.” In Muslim Cultures in the Indo-Iranian World during the Early-Modern and Modern Periods. Edited by Denis Hermann and Fabrizio Speziale, 475-97. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2010.

“The Equivalence” (Al-Taswiya) of Muhibb Allah Ilahabadi: Avicennan Neoplatonism and the School of Ibn ‘Arabi in South Asia. Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag, 2009.

“Muḥibb Allāh Ilāhābādī: South Asian Heir to Ibn ʿArabī.” Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabi Society 45 (2009): 89-119.