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Shibli
Shibli (June 2014)
His Life and Thought in the Sufi Tradition
Kenneth Avery - Author

Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.

Early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī (d. 946) is both famous and unknown. One of the pioneers of Islamic mysticism, he left no writings, but his legacy was passed down orally, and he has been acclaimed from his own time to the present. Accounts of Shiblī pre...(Read More)
 
 
Conceiving Identities
Conceiving Identities (November 2013)
Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice
Kathryn M. Kueny - Author

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.


Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians appropriate a woman’s reproductive power to c...(Read More)
 
 
Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance
Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance (October 2013)
A Dialogue with the Persian Poet Hafiz
Hafiz - Author
Martin Bidney - Author and Translator

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

“In his poetry, Hafiz has inscribed undeniable truth indelibly … Hafiz has no peer!” — Goethe

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance includes 103 pioneering poems by the medieval Persian poet and Sufi monk Muhammad Shemseddin Hafiz (ca. 1320–1389). With the rich complexity of a character in ...(Read More)
 
 
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
 
 
Mutual Othering
Mutual Othering (July 2013)
Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing
Ahmed Idrissi Alami - Author

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

For the first time, readings of Moroccan travel writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing about Morocco in a critical exploration of nineteenth-century concepts of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the complex dynamics concerning colonial expansion, mili...(Read More)
 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
 
Reproducing Sectarianism
Reproducing Sectarianism (June 2013)
Advocacy Networks and the Politics of Civil Society in Postwar Lebanon
Paul W. T. Kingston - Author

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

The Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere has highlighted the growing importance of the politics of civil society in the contemporary Middle East. In Reproducing Sectarianism, Paul W. T. Kingston examines rights-oriented advocacy networks within Lebanon’s postwar civil society, focusing on movements and political campaigns based...(Read More)
 
 
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
From the Shahs to Los Angeles (November 2012)
Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture
Saba Soomekh - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Religion category

A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.

Saba Soomekh offers a fascinating portrait of three generations of women in an ethnically distinctive and little-known American Jewish community, Jew...(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)
 
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