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"Marmaduke Pickthall" (Nash, ed.)

In October, Brill Publishers will release “Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World,” edited by Geoffrey P. Nash (University of Sutherland). The publisher’s description follows: 114 more words

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Sanneh, "Beyond Jihad"

In September, Oxford University Press will release Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam by Lamin Sanneh (Yale University). The publisher’s description follows: 249 more words

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What does 'jihad' mean? Test your Muslim IQ

With so-called terrorism in the news daily, it’s important to be educated about Islam 420 more words

Little, "The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright"

In September, Yale University Press will release The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Ann M. Little (Colorado State University). The publisher’s description follows:

Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. 132 more words

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Olivelle, "A Dharma Reader"

In October, Columbia University Press will release A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law, translated and edited by Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin). The publisher’s description follows: 218 more words

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Lost In Translation: Mono [theism]

Although there are oral traditions older than the Sumerian Epics, (Dogons,Gobleki Tepi) the earliest written records demonstrating religious beliefs start with the Sumerians, whose creation myths and epics were written on tablets. 1,871 more words