Category Archives: Reflections on Islamic Studies

Policing Religion

by Tenzan Eaghll Now that a month has passed since the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, it is useful to step back and consider the general treatment of religion and Islam in the media. Whenever one of these horrendous acts occurs there … Continue reading

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Rethinking Contested Ground: The Study of Islam in/and the Study of Religion

The following is Matt Sheedy’s introductory essay for the panel of articles on the state and future of Islamic studies, which appears in the November 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents … Continue reading

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Debating a Discipline, Contesting Identities, and the Future of Islamic Studies

The following is the editorial introduction to the November 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.4 (November 2014)

The November issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers on the current state and future of Islamic studies with contributors building on … Continue reading

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Changing the World: Reflections on Islamic Studies

by Juliane Hammer Note: This post is part of the Reflections on Islamic Studies Series. At the entrance to the main building of my alma mater were featured in gold lettering these words: “Die Philosophen haben die Welt nur verschieden … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jewish Studies

by Sarah Imhoff Editor’s note: This post is part of the Reflections on Islamic Studies series. Jewish Studies is full of Jews. This is obvious. It is also surprising, for two reasons. First, the diversity of Jewish Studies scholars compares unfavorably with … Continue reading

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Ode to Islamic Studies: Its Allure, Its Danger, Its Power

by Edward E. Curtis IV Editor’s note: This post is part of the Reflections on Islamic Studies series. By any measure, Islamic studies is a vibrant field. In the last several decades, the number of tenure-track positions dedicated to the study … Continue reading

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