Chapter 38. Islam

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Edward E. Curtis IV Millennium Chair Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch38

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Curtis, E. E. (2010) Islam, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch38

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082



  • Islam, formal academic of study of Islam and Muslims in the United States;
  • Muslims and Islam, representing more than theological schism to white American writers of nineteenth century;
  • Irving's story, early American attempt to understand figure of Muhammad from academic perspective;
  • C. Eric Lincoln's Black Muslims in America - linking other middle-class African American efforts to shroud civil rights movement;
  • study of contemporary Muslims in the United States - focus on immigrants arriving since 1965;
  • literature on Muslim American immigrants - confronting challenge of Muslim marginalization;
  • Haddad's contributions, subfield of Islam in America - coverage of Muslim American politics;
  • religious thought and practice diversity - among Muslim Americans;
  • Muslim Americans - like Muslims, popular sites for academic and popular gaze


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography