Tasi Perkins

Cooperson - ibn Hanbal (Perkins) Contributor PhotoTasi Perkins is a PhD candidate in Theological and Religious Studies in Georgetown University’s Department of Theology. Tasi holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.Div. from Duke University and has completed a year of doctoral work at Boston University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Tasi served three congregations before returning to academia. Among Tasi’s research interests concern the doctrine of God in Islam and Christianity. His dissertation, “‘The Thirst, and the Sun, and the Bleeding’: al-Husayn as a Passible Liminal Figure in ʿAlid Hagiography,” explores the concept of divine passibility in medieval Shiiʿite narrative theology.

Tasi Perkins on MRB

Hagiography and Hanbalism. On Ibn al-Jawzi’s Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal.