James Winston Morris is an American Islamic theologian and professor in the Department of Theology at Boston College. He previously held the Sharjah Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He obtained a BA in Civilizational Studies from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, focusing on the philosophy of Ibn ‘Arabī. Morris has taught at various institutions, including Princeton University, Oberlin College, Temple University, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies in Paris and London. He is a renowned scholar in medieval Islamic philosophy, with a particular emphasis on Ibn ‘Arabī’s philosophy. Morris has published several books and articles, including “The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn Arabi’s ‘Meccan Illuminations'” and “The Wisdom of the Throne: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra.” He continues to contribute significantly to the study and understanding of Islamic thought and spirituality.