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  • Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab Worldby Avi Max Spiegel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support?a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research among rank-and-file activists... more...

  • The Muslim Brotherhoodby Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Following the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood achieved a level of influence previously unimaginable. Yet the implications of the Brotherhood's rise and dramatic fall for the future of democratic governance, peace, and stability in the region are disputed and remain open to debate. Drawing on more than one hundred in-depth interviews as well as... more...

  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracyby Khaled Abou El Fadl; Joshua Cohen; Deborah Chasman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around... more...

  • Le contre-discours coraniqueby Mehdi Azaiez

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This book deals with a prominent literary element of the Koran, the ?counter-discourse?, the citations of opposing voices. This feature of the Koranic text has been neglected in earlier scholarship although it is connected to the larger question of the religious milieu in which the Koran emerged. Accordingly, the topic is of considerable... more...

  • Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europeby Kathryn Rountree

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with their British and American counterparts. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners' beliefs, practices, goals, and agendas are diverse.... more...

  • The Unbreakable Miss Lovelyby Tony Ortega

    Silvertail Books 2015; US$ 10.19

    In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life, and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette?s terrifying ordeal... more...

  • Pious Practice and Secular Constraintsby Jeanette Jouili

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The visible increase in religious practice among young European-born Muslims has provoked public anxiety. New government regulations seek not only to restrict Islamic practices within the public sphere, but also to shape Muslims', and especially women's, personal conduct. Pious Practice and Secular Constraints chronicles the everyday ethical struggles... more...

  • Islam and the Political Economy of Meaning (RLE Economy of Middle East)by William R. Roff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    To be a Muslim is to be a part of a culture with distinct beliefs, ideas, institutional forms and prescriptive roles. Yet there is a complex inter-relationship between a system of knowledge and belief, such as Islam, and the immediate political, economic and social context of its adherents. This book aims to improve understanding of Muslim social... more...

  • The Fear of Islamby Todd H. Green

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    This volume investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary forms of anxiety regarding Islam within the Western world. Tracing the medieval legacy of religious polemics and violence, Green orients the reader to the complex history and issues in Western relations to Islam, from... more...

  • Orthodoxy in Arabic Termsby Najib George Awad

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This volume represents the first in-depth, analytical and systematic study of the core components and theological rationale of Theodore Abu Qurrah's apologetic discourses in conversation with Islam, with specific attention to his writings on the Trinity and Christology. It explores the question of whether, in conveying orthodoxy in Arabic... more...