The Changing Nature of Islamic Studies and American Religious History (Part1)


  • *This article is divided into two parts, the second of which will be published in the next issue of The Muslim World. This first part is a review article per se while the second raises more theoretical questions. For the first part of this article, I would like to thank the following six students who enhanced my understanding of many of the books reviewed in this article during a seminar on ‘Islam in North America’ held in the first half of 1999 at Connecticut College: Craig Dershowitz, Beverly Kowal, James Lafayette, Danny Liu, Latchman Ramessar, and Timothy Reuter.