July 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Where danger is, grows the saving power also” — i’ve realized, that’s how i think of Edmonton.



July 3, 2013 § 1 Comment

Books that have caught my eye, forthcoming from now through the end of the year.

  • Colby Dickinson, ed, Postmodern Saints of France: Refiguring ‘the Holy’ in Contemporary French Philosophy (T&T Clark, July 2013)
  • Asma Sayeed, Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge UP, July 2013)
  • Anthony Paul Smith, A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature: Ecologies of Thought (Palgrave MacMillan, July 2013)
  • On Barak, On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt (University of California Press, July 2013)
  • Julianne Hammer & Omid Safi, eds, Cambridge Companion to American Islam (Cambridge UP, July 2013)
  • Kimberley Hart, And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey (Stanford UP, July 2013)
  • Ahmed El Shamsy, The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Cambridge UP, July 2013)
  • Marwa Elshakry, Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950 (University of Chicago Press, October 2013)
  • Stanley Hauerwas, Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life (Eerdmans, October 2013)
  • Lila Abu-Lughod, Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard UP, October 2013)
  • Lara Deeb & Mona Harb, Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi’ite South Beirut (Princeton UP, October 2013)
  • Kathryn Kueny, Conceiving Identities: Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice (SUNY Press, November 2013)
  • Isra Yazicioglu, Understanding the Qur’anic Miracle Stories in the Modern Age (Pennsylvania State UP, November 2013)
  • Samuli Schielke, The Perils of Joy: Contesting Mulid Festivals in Contemporary Egypt (Syracuse UP, December 2013)
  • Ward Blanton & Hent de Vries, eds, Paul and the Philosophers (Fordham UP, December 2013)
  • Paul Heck, Skepticism in Classical Islam: Moments of Confusion (Routledge, December 2013)
  • Daniel Colucciello Barber, Deleuze and the Naming of God: Post-secularism and the Future of Immanence (Edinburgh UP, December 2013)
  • Tom Frost, Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, December 2013)
  • James S. Amelang, Parallel Histories: Muslims and Jews in Inquisitorial Spain (Louisiana State UP, December 2013)
  • Zareena Grewal, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU Press, December 2013)

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