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What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking us inside the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—this book provides a resource on orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on ... More

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617756
eISBN:
9781469619804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Islamic women around the world. This book explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood ... More

What Would Jesus Read?Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Erin A. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the late nineteenth century, religiously-themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and ... More

When Sun Meets MoonGender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More

White Ethnic New YorkJews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Joshua M. Zeitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Historians of postwar American politics often identify race as a driving force in the dynamically shifting political culture. This book instead places religion and ethnicity at the fore, arguing that ... More

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the ... More

WonderFrom Emotion to Spirituality

Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829950
eISBN:
9781469605593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889909_fuller
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, this book makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder ... More

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