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Comparative Islamic Studies

Ulrika MÃ¥rtensson
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Book Review Editor
Basit Kareem Iqbal
University of California, Berkeley
Reviewers, please contact the review editor in advance to make arrangements to review books. Send books for review to:

Basit Kareem Iqbal
Anthropology Department
UC Berkeley
232 Kroeber Hall
Berkeley, CA
USA, 94720-3710

Comparative Islamic Studies aims to advance research on Islam through comparisons between Islam and other religions, and between religious and non-religious knowledge disciplines and methodologies. Regarding Islam and other religions, CIS extends the scope of comparisons of Islam and Islamic Scripture from the traditional focus on Judaism and Christianity to include religions of Antiquity, Africa, South- and South East Asia, China, Oceania, Europe and the Americas, as well as contemporary new religious movements, spirituality and the various types of western esotericism. The Journal also seeks work that makes comparisons between religious and non-religious knowledge disciplines and methodologies. In addition to contributing to the study of Islam, this relatively unexplored approach should inspire new ways of conceptualising and writing the histories of relations between religious and non-religious knowledge disciplines and methodologies. In this way, such comparisons might contribute also to the history and theory of science.

The basic framework underlying the work of the Journal is a view of religions as complex phenomena reflecting all the dimensions of human intellectual and social life. These dimensions constitute connections and points of comparison between different religions, as well as between religious and non-religious knowledge disciplines and methodologies; and between pre-modern and modern intellectual and scientific history. Thus the Journal welcomes material dealing with:

- Philosophy
- Theology
- Cosmology
- Myth & ritual
- Scripture, literature, hermeneutics
- Ethics
- Psychology
- Law
- Language
- History
- Social institutions, classes, movements & authorities
- Gender
- State, government & politics
- Economy
- Science
- Education & knowledge transmission
- Art
- Built environments
- Natural environments

CIS invites individual articles and guest edited special issues. Special issues may include articles devoted exclusively to non-Islamic materials, as long as all the contributions address a common topic or problem and the non-Islamic materials advance research into Islam.

Indexing and Abstracting
Index to the Study of Religions Online
EBSCO's Academic Search Premier & Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religious & Theological Abstracts
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus)

Published: June and December
ISSN:1740-7125 (print)
ISSN:1743-1638 (online)


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