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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab Worldby Abir Hamdar; Lindsey Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, from the early twentieth century to the present, and... more...

  • From Sufism to Ahmadiyyaby Adil Hussain Khan

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim community represents the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835?1908), a charismatic leader whose claims of spiritual authority brought him into conflict with most other Muslim leaders of the time. The controversial movement originated in rural India in the latter part of the 19th century and is best known for challenging current... more...

  • Arabischer Aufbruchby Georges Tamer; Hanna Röbbelen; Peter Lintl

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 67.39

    Im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes stehen die interdisziplinäre Analyse der arabischen Auf- und Umbrüche 2011/2 sowie deren Bedeutung für die jeweiligen Gesellschaften. more...

  • Extreme Islamby Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2015; US$ 16.00

    Since his influential collection, Apocalypse Culture, was first released in 1987, the award-winning writer Adam Parfrey has been credited for discovering and revealing the inner workings of cults and unusual pop culture histories. With "Love, Sex, Fear, Death," Parfrey has captured the cooperation of primary players in the most secretive and talked... more...

  • When Christians First Met Muslimsby Michael Philip Penn

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, Syriac Christians wrote the first and most... more...

  • Islam and the Americasby Aisha Khan

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    In case studies that include the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past four centuries. They simultaneously explore Muslims? lived experiences and the ways Islam has been shaped in the New World?by ?Muslim minority? societies... more...

  • Hajjby Luitgard Mois; Marjo Buitelaar

    Sidestone Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organised the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim’s Journey.... more...