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“A Muslim from America”

Nadirah Shabazz

Online publication date:
Nov 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
Using the Autobiography of Malcolm X, this chapter examines the concept of Muslim American indigeneity and the emerging Muslim American literature canon as responses to a history of ... More

Abdolkarim Soroush

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of ... More

Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī’s (d. 321/933) Theory of ‘States’ (aḥwāl) and its Adaption by Ashʿarite Theologians

Jan Thiele

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Mar 2014
This chapter discusses the notion of ‘states’ (aḥwāl) in Muʿtazilite and Ashʿarite theology. The concept was borrowed from linguistics by the Muʿtazilite theologian Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī ... More

Adherence and Conversion to Daoism

Louis Komjathy

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
The chapter examines adherence and conversion in the Daoist religious tradition. In addition to discussing “conversion” as a comparative category and as a cultural phenomenon in China, ... More

Aesthetics and Religion

Richard Viladesau

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and ... More

Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology

Frank Burch Brown

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds ... More

African American and Immigrant Muslim Interaction: Past, Present and Future

Saeed Kahn

Online publication date:
Sep 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
The narrative of Islam in America took a significant turn with the influx of a critical mass of Muslims migrating from the Middle East and South Asia in the twentieth century. The ... More

The African American Christian Tradition

Sylvester Johnson

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
African American liberation theology emerged in the 1960s as a genuinely Christian discourse. Black theology arose in response to divisive questions about the leadership of African ... More

African American History and African American Theology

Stephen C. Finley

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
The history of African Americans is important in the formation of, but presents a challenge to, black theology. African American history provided a lens through which to view the world and ... More

African American Muslim Congregations, 1913–2013

Edward E. Curtis IV

Online publication date:
Jan 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
For nearly a century, African American Muslims have gathered for religious purposes in local voluntary religious associations that, like other American religious congregations, are a basic ... More

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