New Books List

Publisher:

Eugene : Wipf & Stock, 1982.

Call Number:

KIC 248.86 S918S 1982

Pages:

142 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
In 1980, lawyer/theologian William Stringfellow experienced the loss of his close friend and companion, poet Anthony Towne. Totally unexpected, Towne's death brought Stringfellow face-to-face with his most personal encounter with grief. These pages eloquently record his year of mourning, thus becoming both a tribute to Towne and a way of celebrating life--past and future. Five of Towne's poems appear here, brilliantly capturing the mood and tone of Stringfellow's text.
Publisher:

Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1997.

Call Number:

KIC 297.409591 E951A 2006

Pages:

xiv, 312 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
In Arguing Sainthood, Katherine Pratt Ewing examines Sufi religious meanings and practices in Pakistan and their relation to the Westernizing influences of modernity and the shaping of the postcolonial self. Using both anthropological fieldwork and psychoanalytic theory to critically reinterpret theories of subjectivity, Ewing examines the production of identity in the context of a complex social field of conflicting ideologies and interests. Ewing critiques Eurocentric cultural theorists and Orientalist discourse while also taking issue with expatriate postcolonial thinkers Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. She challenges the notion of a monolithic Islamic modernity in order to explore the lived realities of individuals, particularly those of Pakistani saints and their followers.
Publisher:

New York : Columbia University Press, 1994.

Call Number:

KIC 297 B937I 1994

Pages:

236 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Bulliet abandons the historian's habit of viewing Islamic history from the center, that is, focusing on the rise and fall of imperial dynasties. Instead, he derives an understanding of how and why Islam became -- and continues to be -- so rooted in the social structure of the vast majority of people who lived far from the political locus and did not see the caliphate as essential in their lives.
Publisher:

Canada : FB Publishing, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 297.2 T998D 2016

Pages:

321 pages.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
In an age of scientific advancement people have been led to chase an intellectual mirage. An illusion constructed by the atmospheric conditions of an incoherent philosophy and false assumptions about reality. The denial of the Divine, is this mirage. It is the result of an existential thirst that can only be quenched by the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition. The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism is not just a book about atheism. It is the first book in the English language to address universal and Islamic arguments for God's existence, oneness and worship, while thoroughly addressing popular and academic objections. The book also provides a compelling case for the Qur an as Divine revelation and a persuasive argument for why the Prophet Muhammad is the final messenger of God. Do hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine? Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God? Is God s existence necessary? Has scientific progress led to the denial of God? Did the universe come from nothing? Does God explain our sense of morality? Can there be more than one creator? Was the universe the product of chance or design? Does evil and suffering negate Divine mercy? Can we prove revelation and Prophethood? Why does God deserve our worship? To find out how the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition answers these questions and more - as well as responses to key objections - then this is the book for you.
Publisher:

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 297.09 M923T 2011

Pages:

495 pages.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
For many Muslims, the textual sources of Islam provide the guiding principles on which they base their beliefs. These texts have also been studied by Western scholars of Islam for centuries. Most of their work has focussed on the historicity of the texts, often at the expense of the study of Muslims' highly diverse interpretation and application of these sources in everyday life. This volume provides new insights into the transmission of these sources (primarily the Qur¿¿n and the ¿ad¿th) and combines this with the dynamics of these scriptures by paying close attention to how believers in the Muslim world as well as the West interpret and apply them. As such, this volume provides a fascinating overview of how the sources of Islam are dated, debated and negotiated.