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  • Hizmet Means Serviceby Martin E. Marty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Hizmet Means Service examines Hizmet, a Turkey-based but global movement dedicated to human service. Inspired by Fethullah Gülen, a Sufi Muslim mystic, scholar, and preacher, it is an international endeavor focused on education, business, interfaith dialogue, science, and efforts to promote tolerance and understanding. One of Hizmet’s main tenets... more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David Cook

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal developments such as the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring, the death of... more...

  • The Crescent Rememberedby Patricia Hertel

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Contemporary Spain and Portugal share a historical experience as Iberian states that emerged within the context of al-Andalus. These centuries of Muslim presence in the Middle Ages became a contested heritage during the process of modern nation-building with its varied concepts and constructs of national identities. Politicians, historians, and intellectuals... more...

  • Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africaby Mara A. Leichtman

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi‘i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi‘i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides... more...

  • No Jim Crow Churchby Louis Venters

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina, tracing the history of the community from the end of the nineteenth century through the civil rights era. By joining the Bahá’í Faith, blacks and whites not only defied Jim Crow but also rejected their society’s religious and... more...

  • Understanding the Islamic Scriptureby Mustansir Mir

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.33

    This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown... more...

  • Pagan Portals - Nature Mysticsby Rebecca Beattie

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Tracing the Literary Origins of Modern Paganism more...

  • Dämonenglaube im Islamby Tobias Nünlist

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    Die Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des Vorderen Orients erscheinen als Supplement der Zeitschrift Der Islam , gegründet 1910 von Carl Heinrich Becker, einem der Väter der modernen Islamwissenschaft. Ziel der Studien ist die Erforschung der vergangenen Gesellschaften des Vorderen Orients, ihrer Glaubenssysteme und der zugrundeliegenden... more...

  • Building Blocksby Tom Dawson

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 35.00

    Building Blocks is a fascinating tale of the family behind Buckeye CableSystem and their progression into the fourth generation This book shows some of the trials and tribulations faced by the family as it continues to use a nimble strategy to compete with the behemoths of the industry more...

  • Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movementby Daniel Byman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    A sharp and concise overview of Al Qaeda, from its humble origins in the mountains of Afghanistan to the present, explaining its perseverance and adaptation since 9/11 and the limits of U.S. and allied counterterrorism efforts more...