Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is an independent researcher based in Toronto specializing in philosophy and theology. He holds an MA in Islamic Studies and is a student of the traditional Islamic sciences. He can be found on Twitter @Michael_Arnold7.


Michael Arnold is an independent researcher based in Toronto specializing in philosophy and theology. He holds an MA in Islamic Studies and is a student of the traditional Islamic sciences. He can be found on Twitter @Michael_Arnold7.



ARTICLES BY Michael Arnold



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ISIS: Intellectual Roots and the Question of Religious Authenticity

The release of Graeme Wood’s book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, published as a more det


The release of Graeme Wood’s book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, published as a more detailed follow up to his controversial 2015 article in The Atlantic, “What ISIS Really Wants,” provides us opportunity to revisit the discourse around Islam, extremism, violence and religious legitimacy. A number of analysts in media […]

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Modernity and the Question of Religious Authority

Questions revolving around the nature of religious authority emerged early on in Islamic history and formed one of the c


Questions revolving around the nature of religious authority emerged early on in Islamic history and formed one of the central components of early Islamic theological discourse. In the centuries that followed, extensive and sophisticated systems of knowledge transmission and legitimization developed among the scholarly class throughout Muslim lands. While theological disputes continued to arise between […]