Michael E. Pregill is a scholar of comparative religion, focusing on the scriptural cultures of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Much of his research focuses on the reception of biblical, Jewish, and Christian traditions in the Qur’an and Islam. He lives and teaches in Los Angeles, California.



“Editor’s Introduction: Eastern Perspectives on Late Antiquity”
Mizan: Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations 3.1 (Fall 2018)

Review Essay: “Positivism, Skepticism, and Agnosticism in the Study of Late Antiquity and the Qur’an”
Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association 2 (2018): 169–199

“‘A Calf, A Body That Lows’: The Golden Calf from Late Antiquity to Classical Islam”
The Reception of Golden Calf Traditions in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Alec Lucas, Eric Mason, and Edmondo Lupieri, eds.
Brill, 2018, 264–296
DOI: 10.1163/9789004386860_018

Routledge Handbook of Early Islam
Herbert Berg, ed.
Abingdon: Routledge, 2017, 98–125

Qiṣaṣ al-Anbiyāʾ as Genre and Discourse: From the Qurʾān to Elijah Muhammad”
(with Marianna Klar and Roberto Tottoli)
Mizan: Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations 2.1 (Spring 2017)

“Some Reflections on Borrowing, Influence, and the Entwining of Jewish and Islamic Traditions;
or, What an Image of a Calf Might Do”
Islamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin
Majid Daneshgar and Walid A. Saleh, eds.
Leiden: Brill, 2016, 164–197
DOI: 10.1163/9789004337121_010

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