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  1. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Studying Islam in Practice

    Edited by Gabriele Marranci

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

    Performance, Politics and Piety

    Edited by Kamal Salhi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. ...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities

    Edited by Paul Morris, William Shepard, Paul Trebilco, Toni Tidswell

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of Islam. Despite the growth in number of programs dedicated to this study, very little...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Turkey’s Accession to the European Union

    The Politics of Exclusion?

    By Edel Hughes

    Series: Routledge Research in EU Law

    Turkey’s accession to the European Union is undoubtedly one of the Union’s most contested potential enlargements. The narrative that dominates the debate surrounding this issue primarily relates to problems such as a lack of respect for fundamental human rights in Turkey, the Kurdish question and...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Skepticism in Classical Islam

    Moments of Confusion

    By Paul L. Heck

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced perplexing questions about the nature of God and his relation to the world, all the while...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Postcolonialism and Islam

    Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the relationship between...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-First Century

    A Contextualist Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Coptic Christian Heritage

    History, Faith and Culture

    By Lois M. Farag

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the heritage of Coptic Christians. The contributors combine academic expertise with intimate and practical knowledge of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic heritage. The chapters explore historical, cultural, literary and material aspects,...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    By Shari Lowin

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge