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  • 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...

  • Islam and Societyby Riaz Hassan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The central focus of this volume is to explore and highlight the nexus between the ideology of Islam and social and cultural milieus with the aim of reconceptualising the sacred as a socially constructed reality and not a transcendental supernatural phenomenon. From this perspective, human agency and society become the main focus for shaping, perpetuating... more...

  • Vom Störfaktor zum Operatorby Stephanie Garling

    Springer 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... more...

  • Democracy and Islam in Indonesiaby Mirjam Künkler; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Zwischen Pop und Dschihadby Julia Gerlach

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.08

    Hauptbeschreibung In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich eine neue islamische Jugendbewegung gebildet, die sich als Gegenpol zu Al Qaida versteht: Statt langer Bärte und Schleier trägt man Jeans und modische Kopftücher, an die Stelle von Terror sollen Fortschritt und Integration treten. Diese Jugendlichen ermorden weder ihre Schwestern aus falsch verstandener... 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...

  • Shattered Imagesby Fred A. Reed

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 15.95

    Shattered Images discusses all of the major Islamic faiths in its search for the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements. more...

  • Der Sohn Mariasby Martin Bauschke

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 65.44

    Jesus ist dem Koran zufolge ein von Gott Gesandter, der als der Sohn Marias den Menschen durch Wort und Wundertat den Weg wahrer Gotteshingabe weist. Die Kenntnisse von diesem koranischen Jesus sind immer noch relativ klein. Dabei spielt Jesus mittlerweile im Dialog zwischen Christen und Muslimen eine zentrale Rolle. Der Autor, der seit vielen Jahren... more...

  • The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universitiesby Paul Morris; William Shepard; Paul Trebilco; Toni Tidswell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of Islam. Despite the growth in number of programs dedicated to this study, very little attention has been paid to the appropriate shape of such... more...

  • Islam and the Westby Michael Thompson; Ömer Çaha; Wadood Hamad; Sandra Halperin; Lauren Langman; Douglas Morris; Haroun Er-Rashid; Nissim Rejwan; Michael J. Thompson; Alexis De Tocqueville; Farzin Vahdat

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 31.99

    The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear and the result is a deeper understanding... more...