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Islam

  • Muslim Nationalism and the New Turksby Jenny White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes... more...

  • The Jews of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanatical warrior, sword in one hand and Qur' an in the other, and the Muslim designer of an interfaith utopia. Available for the first time in paperback, his portrayal... more...

  • My Accidental Jihadby Krista Bremer

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    ?Utterly absorbing . . . A beautiful book.? ?Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild ?A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.? ?Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer was a surfer and an aspiring journalist who dreamed of a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity.... more...

  • Shaping a Qur'anic Worldviewby Vanessa De Gifis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur??n?s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur??nic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abb?sid Caliph al-Ma?m?n (r. 813-833), whose rule coincided with the maturation of classical Islamic... more...

  • Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (RLE Politics of Islam)by Metin Heper; Raphael Israeli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    The recent resurgence of Islam in the Middle East is a far more complex phenomenon than is often suggested by those analyses which reduce recent developments in the area to no more than an intensification of religiosity. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East challenges that perception of the contemporary Middle East. It explores the nature... more...

  • Verantwortung für das Lebenby Takim Abdullah; Ucar Bülent; Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 18.40

    Die Verantwortung für das eigene wie das fremde Leben gehört zu den Grundlagen von Christentum und Islam. Das Leben ist heute jedoch angesichts sozialer Brüche, technischer Entwicklungen und globaler Krisen in vielfältiger Weise gefährdet. Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Aktualisierung religiöser Traditionen und zur Meinungsbildung in der pluralistischen... more...

  • "Nahe ist dir das Wort..."by Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas; Ucar Bülent

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 18.40

    Bibel und Koran sind in einem kulturellen Umfeld entstanden, das heute vielen Menschen fremd ist. Gleichzeitig erheben beide den Anspruch, eine universal gültige Lebensorientierung zu bieten. Christliche und muslimische Wissenschaftler nehmen die Bibel als Verstehenshilfe des Korans und den Koran als eine Auslegung der Bibel in den Blick. In seiner... more...

  • "Im Namen Gottes..."by Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas; Sperber Jutta

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 18.40

    "... ein Meilenstein im wissenschaftlichen Gespräch zwischen Christen und Muslimen. Je drei Autoren/Autorinnen diskutieren Grundfragen christlichen und muslimischen Betens, Sinn und Zweck des Bittgebets, Gebet und Leiblichkeit, Gebet und religiöse Identität in der säkularen Gesellschaft sowie die Problematik gemeinsamen Betens." so die Münchener... more...

  • Old Texts, New Practicesby Etty Terem

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...

  • Muslimsby Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim... more...