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The Shaping Of An American Islamic Discourse

Author : Earle H. Waugh
ISBN : UOM:39015047560886
Genre : Religion
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The American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123441193
Genre : Islam
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Encyclopedia Of Islam In The United States

Author : Jocelyne Cesari
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129840000
Genre : Islam
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Some scholars believe that the influence of Islam in the United States can be traced back to Thomas Jefferson. Today, Islam and American Muslim populations are growing in importance in this country, and demand for information about them is high, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. This A-to-Z encyclopedia will help students and other readers get a fast grip on pertinent holidays, terms, beliefs, practices, notables, and sects of the Islamic faith and Muslim practitioners in the United States. The accompanying primary documents volume provides 93 crucial articles, speeches, essays, poems, songs, and more to flesh out the encyclopedia entries. This encyclopedia and primary documents set, the first on the topic and for the general reader, is a must-have for every library. The primary focus is contemporary but the entries are historically contextualized, so the fuller picture of origins outside the country and practice now in the United States is clear. Further reading suggestions accompany each entry. The primary documents volume enhances the encyclopedic entries with annotated selections such as an article from an entry on a leading Muslim American magazine or an essay by a Muslim American scholar to illuminate an entry on her. This will be a boon for students doing reports on Islam and for non-Muslims looking to learn about Muslims in an objective, broad way. It is clearly and authoritatively written and compiled by a host of scholars, primarily from Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. An introduction, chronology, selected bibliography, set index, and photos round out the set. Sample entries: African Americans; Bush, George W.; Calendar; Dietary Rules; Dress; Gulf War; Hate Crimes; Iranian Hostage Crisis; Media Coverage; The Message International Magazine; Mosques; Music; Muslim Students Association; Nation of Islam; Native Americans; New York City; Poetry; Prisons; Shi'a Communities; Sufism; World Trade Center; Young Professionals. Sample documents: Salah Al-Sawy, The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America Fatwa Against the Danish Media and Government over the Cartoon Crisis, from The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America; Michael Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, United States, 1990, from One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage; Waris and Wajid Syed, Top 10 Muslim Hip-Hop Lyrics, from Warbux Records, beliefnet.com

Dynamic Islam

Author : Jon Armajani
ISBN : 0761829679
Genre : Religion
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Dynamic Islam analyzes the lives and works of four of the most influential liberal diaspora Muslim intellectuals of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries-Fatima Mernissi, Leila Ahmed, Fazlur Rahman, and Mohammed Arkoun. These prolific scholars are among the first generation of Muslims writing in Western languages who have intentionally directed their works toward audiences in the West, as well as the Muslim world. Jon Armajani examines the way these cutting-edge scholars have interpreted the Quran, Hadith, and Islamic history as they have constructed their visions for Islam in the modern world. Armajani vividly describes their perspectives on women and gender, veiling, Islamic revivalism, Islam and democracy, and Islamic mysticism. The volume also situates their ideas with respect to conservatively minded western Muslims and Islamic revivalists.

American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 16 3

Author : Ataullah Siddiqui
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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

The Muslim Brotherhood And The Kings Of Jordan 1945 1993

Author : Marion Boulby
ISBN : UOM:39015048532710
Genre : Political Science
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Boulby examines the ideology and social base of the organization from its founding, based on the notion that the considerable discussion of contemporary Islamist organizations in Middle Eastern and Western literature have insufficiently analyzed specific movements in specific countries. She focuses on the Brotherhood's relationship with the Jordanian state to highlight several characteristics. Among them are a non-confrontational approach to the regime, a willingness to work within a parliamentary system without embracing liberal democracy as an end goal, and the disintegration of the symbiotic relationship in the last few years of the study period. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Muslim Women Religious Authority And Activism

Author : Juliane Hammer
ISBN : 9780292735552
Genre : Religion
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Hammer looks at the work of significant female American Muslim writers, scholars, and activists since 1990, using their writings as a lens for a larger discussion of Muslim intellectual production in America and beyond. Centered on the controversial women-led Friday prayer in March 2005, Hammer uses this event and its aftermath to address themes of faith, community, and public opinion. While gender is the catalyst for Hammer's study, her examination of these women's intellectual output touches on themes central to contemporary Islam: authority, tradition, Islamic law, justice, and authenticity.

Shaping Global Islamic Discourses

Author : Masooda Bano
ISBN : 9781474403481
Genre : History
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Explores the influence of centres of Islamic learning using 3 case studies: Al-Azhar University in Egypt, International Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, and Al-Mustafa University in Iran

Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Religious Practices Countries M Z

Author : Thomas Riggs
ISBN : 0787666149
Genre : Electronic books
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In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Comparative Grand Strategy

Author : Thierry Balzacq
ISBN : 9780198840848
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This book develops a new approach in explaining how a nation's Grand Strategy is constituted, how to assess its merits, and how grand strategies may be comparatively evaluated within a broader framework. The volume responds to three key problems common to both academia and policymaking. First, the literature on the concept of grand strategy generally focuses on the United States, offering no framework for comparative analysis. Indeed, many proponents of US grand strategy suggest that the concept can only be applied, at most, to a very few great powers such as China and Russia. Second, characteristically it remains prescriptive rather than explanatory, ignoring the central conundrum of why differing countries respond in contrasting ways to similar pressures. Third, it often understates the significance of domestic politics and policymaking in the formulation of grand strategies - emphasizing mainly systemic pressures. This book addresses these problems. It seeks to analyze and explain grand strategies through the intersection of domestic and international politics in ten countries grouped distinctively as great powers (The G5), regional powers (Brazil and India) and pivotal powers hostile to each other who are able to destabilize the global system (Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia). The book thus employs a comparative framework that describes and explains why and how domestic actors and mechanisms, coupled with external pressures, create specific national strategies. Overall, the book aims to fashion a valid, cross-contextual framework for an emerging research program on grand strategic analysis.

Aar Sbl Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Academy of Religion. Meeting
ISBN : UOM:39015081696919
Genre : Bible
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The Talmud Of The Land Of Israel Yerushalmi Tractate Megillah

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : PSU:000043278541
Genre : Talmud Yerushalmi
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Concepts Of Class In Ancient Israel

Author : Mark R. Sneed
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024870193
Genre : Religion
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This anthology exemplifies the wide variety of definitions of 'class' employed by biblical scholars today, with analyses seeking either to reconstruct the stratification of ancient Israel or to uncover the class interests embedded in the biblical text.

Jacques Ellul On Religion Technology And Politics

Author : Jacques Ellul
ISBN : UOM:39015048533031
Genre : Religion
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Presents 15 systematic and in-depth interviews with French philosopher Ellul (1912-94) conducted during his last years. Mostly they consider his theological and other thought, but sometimes discuss his personal life as well. The titles include minority, genealogy, Goethe, places to write, human natu

On The Concept Of Religion

Author : Ernst Feil
ISBN : 1586840207
Genre : Religion
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Explores what is meant by the concept of religion.

What Exactly Did The Rabbinic Sages Mean By The Oral Torah

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UVA:X004313737
Genre : Religion
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Examines the evolution of the concept that Moses received two versions of the Torah at Sinai, one written and one oral, and that the oral version has been passed down, mouth-to-mouth, to the present day. Follows the chain of documents on the written side, looks at how the two Torah differ, and compares how the difference has been understood in vari

The Talmud Of Babylonia

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0788504789
Genre : Talmud
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Exploring Judaism

Author : David Charles Kraemer
ISBN : IND:30000076428378
Genre : Religion
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How Adin Steinsaltz Misrepresents The Talmud

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UOM:39015053507516
Genre : Religion
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Neusner continues his criticism of recent scholarship on Judaism, naming names and addressing their work chapter and verse. Here he takes on Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's 1989 The Talmud. The Steinsaltz Edition. A Reference Guide. He find misrepresentations that the Talmud has no formal external order, deals with all possible subjects in the world, is not written in a systematic fashion, and has an associative structure. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Text And I

Author : Samson H. Levey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023099042
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book brings together in one volume Samson H. Levey's major writings on Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Tradition, Aramaic Targum, and Messianism in early Rabbinic Judaism, including two previously unpublished essays. Levey's superb scholarship is devoted to probing the mysteries and complexities of Jewish literature as it took shape in the early Christian centuries. This work will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of ancient Judaism and Christian origins. Professor Levey is Founding Director Emeritus of the Magnin School of Graduate Studies and Professor Emeritus of Rabbinics and Jewish Religious Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles.

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