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  • Civil Islamby Robert W. Hefner

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16

    Civil Islam tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation in the face of state terror suggests possibilities for democracy in the Muslim world and beyond. Democratic in the early... more...

  • Islamic Connectionsby R Michael Feener; Terenjit Sevea

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    Well over half of the world’s Muslim population lives in Asia. Over the centuries a rich constellation of Muslim cultures developed there and the region is currently home to some of the most dynamic and important developments in contemporary Islam. Despite this, the internal dynamics of Muslim societies in Asia do not often receive commensurate... more...

  • Durga's Mosqueby Stephen Headley

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 90.90

    For two decades now, Stephen C. Headley has been one of the most original and systematic ethnographers of Javanese religion and cultural history. No one in contemporary Javanese ethnography has combed through the annals of nineteenth and twentieth century scholarship with as careful an eye for the variety of Javanese traditions. None combines this... more...

  • The Baha'i Faith in Africaby Anthony Lee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    One million Baha'is live in africa. This is the first academic volume to explore the history of this movement on the continent. The book discusses the diverse and contractivory American, Iranian, British, and African contributions to this new religious movement. more...

  • The Image of the Prophet between Ideal and Ideologyby Christiane J. Gruber; Avinoam Shalem

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    By crossing disciplinary boundaries in the field of the humanities, this volume aims to elucidate Muhammad?s visualization in the West vis-à-vis his image in Islam. It does so not by relegating materials to geographical and/or linguistic spheres or by separating texts from images. Rather, it seeks to place various articles in thematic... more...

  • And Then We Work for Godby Kimberly Hart

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Turkey's contemporary struggles with Islam are often interpreted as a conflict between religion and secularism played out most obviously in the split between rural and urban populations. The reality, of course, is more complicated than the assumptions. Exploring religious expression in two villages, this book considers rural spiritual practices and... more...

  • Vom Störfaktor zum Operatorby Stephanie Garling

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Im Zuge einer statuierten ?Rückkehr der Religion? stellt Stephanie Garling die gegenwärtige Formation der Kategorie Religion in den Fokus ihrer empirischen Studie und betrachtet Religion als Diskurskategorie, die einem ständigen Prozess sozialer Konstruktion unterliegt. Am Beispiel des Politikfeldes Entwicklungszusammenarbeit macht die Autorin typische... more...

  • Democracy and Islam in Indonesiaby Mirjam Künkler; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In 1998, Indonesia?s military government collapsed, creating a crisis that many believed would derail its democratic transition. Yet the world?s most populous Muslim country continues to receive high marks from democracy-ranking organizations. In this volume, political scientists, religious scholars, legal theorists, and anthropologists examine Indonesia?s... more...

  • Einführung in die Islamwissenschaftby Peter Heine

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 31.00

    - Geschichte und Entwicklung des Islams von den Anfängen zur Weltreligion - Koranauslegungen und Glaubenstraditionen, Rechte und Pflichten der Gläubigen - Verbreitung im Abendland - Politik und Religion im Islam: Einheit oder Widerspruch? Toleranz oder Terrorismus? - Kulturtransfer und politischer Austausch: Erfahrung des Fremden in West und Ost -... more...

  • Building a House in Heavenby Mona Atia

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    In Building a House in Heaven , Mona Atia makes the connection between Islam and capitalism to examine the surprising relations between charity and the economy, the state, and religion in the transition from Mubarak-era Egypt. She draws on interviews with key players, exploring the geography of Islamic charities through multiple neighborhoods, ideologies,... more...