Duke University will host a Virtual Book Talk titled “Who is Allah Revisited” with Prof. Bruce Lawrence Tuesday on September 29 at 3:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Duke Middle East Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, and the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Description: Over the course of his career, Bruce B. Lawrence has explored the central elements of Islamicate civilization and Muslim networks. The Bruce B. Lawrence Reader: Islam beyond Borders assembles over two dozen selections of Lawrence’s key writings, which range from analyses of premodern and modern Islamic discourses, practices, and institutions to methodological reflections on the contextual study of religion. 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 Lawrence’s prescient contributions to the study of Islam in its broadest arc.
This lecture will be moderated by Prof. Ali Mian (UF). Dr. Ali Altaf Mian is Assistant Professor of Religion and Izzat Hasan Sheikh Fellow in Islamic Studies at the University of Florida.
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