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The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (April 2013)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor
Nathan J. Brown - Editor

Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.

In recent years, Egypt and Iran have been beset with demands for fundamental change. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran draws together leading regional experts to provide a penetrating comparative analysis of the ways Islam is entangled with the process of democratization in authoritarian regimes. By co...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions (December 2012)
Victoria Kennick - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.

What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by sch...(Read More)
 
 
The Triumph of Mercy
The Triumph of Mercy (September 2012)
Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra
Mohammed Rustom - Author

21st International Book of the Year Prize in Iran

Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur'ān.

This book investigates the convergence of philosophy, scriptural exegesis, and mysticism in the thought of the celebrated Islamic philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā (d. 1050/1640). Through a careful presenta...(Read More)
 
 
In Search of the Lost Heart
In Search of the Lost Heart (February 2012)
Explorations in Islamic Thought
William C. Chittick - Author
Mohammed Rustom - Editor
Atif Khalil - Editor
Kazuyo Murata - Editor

Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.

In Search of the Lost Heart brings together twenty-six essays by William C. Chittick, renowned scholar of Sufism and Islamic philosophy. Written between 1975 and 2011, most of these essays are not readily available in Chittick’s own books. Although this is a collection, its edit...(Read More)
 
 
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies
Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (February 2012)
Özgen Felek - Editor
Alexander D. Knysh - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the premodern period to the present.

Dreams and visions have always been important in Islamic societies. Yet, their pervasive impact on Muslim communities and on the lives of individual Muslims remains largely unknown and rather surprising to Westerners. This book addresses this gap in understanding with a fascinating and div...(Read More)
 
 
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind (December 2011)
Ibn al-Farid and the Poetry of Recollection
Th. Emil Homerin - Author

Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.

Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181–1235), author of two classic works, the Wine Ode and the Poem of the Sufi Way, is considered the greatest Sufi poet to write in Arabic. In this study, these and other poems by Umar Ibn al-Farid are considered within the context of Islamic mysticism, A...(Read More)
 
 
The Story of Islamic Philosophy
The Story of Islamic Philosophy (October 2011)
Ibn Tufayl, Ibn al-'Arabi, and Others on the Limit between Naturalism and Traditionalism
Salman H. Bashier - Author

Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.

In this innovative work, Salman H. Bashier challenges traditional views of Islamic philosophy. While Islamic thought from the crucial medieval period is often depicted as a rationalistic elaboration on Aristotelian philosophy and an attempt to reconcile it with the Muslim religion, Bashier puts equal emphasis on the influenc...(Read More)
 
 
Reason Unbound
Reason Unbound (August 2011)
On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy
Mohammad Azadpur - Author


A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy.

This intriguing work offers a new perspective on Islamic Peripatetic philosophy, critiquing modern receptions of such thought and highlighting the contribution it can make to contemporary Western philosophy. Mohammad Azadpur focuses on the thou...(Read More)
 
 
Engaging South Asian Religions
Engaging South Asian Religions (May 2011)
Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances
Mathew N. Schmalz - Editor
Peter Gottschalk - Editor

Looks at Western understandings of South Asian religions and indigenous responses from precolonial to contemporary times.

Focusing on boundaries, appropriations, and resistances involved in Western engagements with South Asian religions, this volume considers both the pre- and postcolonial period in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It pays particular attention to contemporary controversies surrounding the study...(Read More)
 
 
A Soaring Minaret
A Soaring Minaret (July 2010)
Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufism
Laury Silvers - Author

The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.

Sufi scholar Abu Bakr al-Wasiti (d. ca. 320 AH/932 CE) was called a “soaring minaret” for his cutting comments and keen theological insights. Wāsiṭī’s life is little known today, but elements of his lost Qur’ān commentary have come down to us ...(Read More)
 
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