Stephen Hirtenstein has been editor of the Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society since its inception in 1982, and is a co-founder of Anqa Publishing [/].
He read History at King’s College, Cambridge, and then studied at the Beshara School of Intensive Esoteric Education in Gloucestershire and Scotland. After a teaching career, he began writing and giving talks on Ibn Arabi’s thought at conferences across the world.
In addition to lecturing and writing, he organises and leads tours "in the footsteps of Ibn Arabi".
He currently works as a Senior Editor for the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and lives near Oxford.
Prof. Dr. Hülya Küçük graduated from Atatürk University Faculty of Theology (Erzurum) in 1983. In 2001, she completed her doctorate at Leiden University, Department of Turcology. Today, she is a professor at the Faculty of Theology (Konya). She has researched the history of Sufism, and Turkish history between 1918–1930.
Her publications include The Roles of the Bektashis in Turkey’s National Struggle, (Leiden, 2002: Brill); Bektashis in the War of Independence, (Istanbul, 2003: Book); Sultan Veled and Maarif, (Istanbul, 2005: Konya Metropolitan Municipality); Introduction to the History of Sufism Outlined, Revised and Expanded 4th edition (Istanbul, 2015: Ensar); Introduction to Sufism, 2nd Edition (Istanbul, 2015: Ensar / DEM); The Extended Path from Ibn al-Arabi to Women Parents (Istanbul: Nefes, 2016) and Sufism and Medicine. She is the author of many books and articles in Turkey and abroad.