Newsletter 74
Newsletter 74
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Newsletter 74
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News
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Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

December 29, 2016
After a video emerged showing children learning how to pray in a mosque, angry parents are demanding a primary school in Holland to change its curriculum. The video shows an imam...
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Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

December 30, 2016
Catholic organizations and other faith groups say they are happy with the Obama administration's last-minute decision to end a type of national Muslim registry. The NSEERS System began...
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Book Introduction

Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

By Hussein Ali Abdulsater | Edinburgh University Press (June 30, 2017)
Examines the critical turn that shaped Imami Shi'ism in the 10th and 11th centuries.
God is not free to act; He is bound by human ethics. To be just, He must create an individual of perfect intellect and infallible morality. People are obligated to submit to this person; otherwise eternal damnation awaits them. While these claims may be interpreted as an affront to God’s power, an insult to human judgment and a justification for despotism, Shiʿi Muslims in the 11th century eagerly...
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Guardians of Shi’ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

By Elvire Corboz | Edinburgh University Press (January 2015)
A study of Shi'i Islam explaining the transnational constitution of clerical authority.
For centuries, the Shi‘i religious establishment has come to represent the most quintessential type of a transnational actor. How is clerical authority established and maintained across borders? This book explores the potential of transnational linkages in shaping leadership patterns in contemporary Shi‘ism. Through the lens of two families of religious scholars, it compares the roles...
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CAREERS & Conferences
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International Conference of Shii Studies: The State of the Art

Call for Papers | Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017
The conference is part of a larger endeavor aimed at fostering the scholarly exploration of all aspects of Shiism: the “Shii Studies Research Program”, funded by the Carnegie Foundation...
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NISIS Islamic Studies Network Day

January 20, 2017 | old observatory, Leiden, Netherlands
The theme of the fifth annual NISIS Islamic Studies Network Day is: 'Polder Islam 2017'. Several speakers will give lectures on topics related to this theme, and in the afternoon a panel discussion will be held. The NISIS Islamic Studies Network Day provides an excellent...
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Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: February 20, 2017
The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Scholars are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies to participate as a...
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Associate Professorship of Islamic History

Faculty of Oriental Studies | Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2017
We are seeking an outstanding scholar to join the Faculty of Oriental Studies as Associate Professor of Islamic History (before 1500 CE). This post offers a scholar with a growing national and international reputation an exciting opportunity to become established as a leader...
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Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize

By International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA)
In honor of Andrew Rippin, the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) will award a prize to the best paper delivered at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio by a graduate student or early career scholar. The prize winner will receive $250 and an expanded...
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Islamic Studies
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Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies

NISIS is a national research school for the study of Islam and Muslim societies. NISIS functions as a prime hub for interdisciplinary scholarly exchange in the Netherlands, strengthening research and teaching cooperation between academics of different disciplinary...
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