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American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands  

Elizabeth Poole

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, ... More

American News Coverage of Chinese Uighurs  

Dalia Hashad

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Uighurs, a religiously and ethnically distinct Chinese Muslim community who are largely Sunni Muslims, share more in common with their Central Asian neighbors, ethnically and culturally, ... More

American Newspaper Coverage of Islam in the Arab World  

Philip Seib

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Going back to the earliest days of the American republic, the Muslims, particularly those from the Arab world, have been described in most coverage by U.S. newspapers as a vaguely menacing ... More

Islam and Literature  

Tarif Khalidi

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter attempts a historical sketch of the relationship between the Qur’an and rhetoric, arising from the Qur’an’s repeated reference to its own surpassing and inimitable eloquence, ... More

Islamic Perspectives  

Tariq Ramadan

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This Epilogue offers a response to the chapters of the Handbook from an Islamic perspective. It addresses the way Muslims should look at the diversity of the Abrahamic religions, ... More

The Legends of the “Assassins” in News Coverage of Muslims  

Karim H. Karim

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The portrayal of Muslims in the news did not become salient only after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this has been a long-standing issue that has acquired increasing ... More

One Nation, Many Voices: The Muslim Press in the United States  

Faiza Hirji

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The story of the Muslim press in the United States is a story of struggle: the struggle for justice, identity, and the ability to be heard. It is also a story of the evolution of the ... More

The Psalms in the Qur’an and in the Islamic Religious Imagination  

Walid A. Saleh

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
Psalms 37:29 contains the only explicit verbatim quotation from the Bible in the Qur’an (Q.21:105): “and we have decreed in the Book of Psalms (zabūr)—after admonition (dhikr)—that the ... More

Scripturalist and Traditionalist Theology  

Binyamin Abrahamov

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2014
The chapter deals with two important approaches in Islamic theology, defining the terms that apply to these two trends and elucidating their main teachings. Scripturalist theology ... More

Striving for a New Exegesis of the Qurʾān  

Johanna Pink

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2014
The article discusses Muslim attempts to develop innovative hermeneutical models for understanding the Qurʾān. It analyses the beginnings of reform in the eighteenth and mid-nineteenth ... More

Yet Another Abraham  

Gil Anidjar

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
Was Abraham religious? The question seems out of place in a volume on ‘Abrahamic Religions’. Yet, it is precisely the juxtaposition of strictly anachronistic terms (Abraham, religion) at a ... More

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