The Bruce B Lawrence Reader

The volume concludes with Lawrence's reflections on Islam's spiritual and aesthetic resources in the context of global comity.

The Bruce B  Lawrence Reader

The Bruce B Lawrence Reader

Over the course of his career, Bruce B. Lawrence has explored the central elements of Islamicate civilization and Muslim networks. This reader assembles more than two dozen of Lawrence's key writings, among them analyses of premodern and modern Islamic discourses, practices, and institutions and methodological reflections on the contextual study of religion. Six methodologies serve as the organizing rubric: theorizing Islam, revaluing Muslim comparativists, translating Sufism, deconstructing religious modernity, networking Muslims, and reflecting on the Divine. Throughout, Lawrence attributes the resilience of Islam to its cosmopolitan character and Muslims' engagement in cross-cultural dialogue. Several essays also address the central role of institutional Sufism in various phases and domains of Islamic history. The volume concludes with Lawrence's reflections on Islam's spiritual and aesthetic resources in the context of global comity. Modeling what it means to study Islam beyond political and disciplinary borders as well as a commitment to linking empathetic imagination with critical reflection, this reader presents the broad arc of Lawrence's prescient contributions to the study of Islam.

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The Bruce B. Lawrence Reader
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Bruce B. Lawrence
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-18 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Over the course of his career, Bruce B. Lawrence has explored the central elements of Islamicate civilization and Muslim networks. This reader assembles more than two dozen of Lawrence's key writings, among them analyses of premodern and modern Islamic discourses, practices, and institutions and methodological reflections on the contextual study
On Violence
Language: en
Pages: 578
Authors: Bruce B. Lawrence, Aisha Karim
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-06 - Publisher: Duke University Press

This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, including Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Osama bin Laden, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Bourdieu. The volume proceeds from the editors' contention that violence is
The Sant Movement and North Indian Sufis
Language: en
Pages: 46
Authors: Bruce B. Lawrence
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 19?? - Publisher:

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Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: miriam cooke, Bruce B. Lawrence
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-08 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others. This volume selects major moments and key players from the seventh century
The Qur'an
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Bruce B. Lawrence
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02 - Publisher: Books That Changed the World

An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qur'an remains a pivotal influence on today's societies and politics. Reprint.

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