A Shaykh for All Occasions

Words of Experience - Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst - Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst

Bruce B. Lawrence [+-]
Duke University
Bruce B. Lawrence is a graduate of Princeton, the Episcopal Divinity School, and Yale. He holds an honorary Th.D. from the Virginia Theological Seminary Honorary. Lawrence is a scholar of pre-modern and modern Islamic movements, from West Africa to Southeast Asia. He has published 15 books. Lawrence is the founder of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University where he recently retired as the Marcus Family Professor of the Humanities at Duke, and is now Professor of Islamic Studies Emeritus.


Carl W. Ernst devoted his academic life to translating Islam, linguistically and culturally, typically within the intellectual context of religious studies. His work has focussed on how Islamic concepts have travelled across time and space and his influence on Islamic studies and religious studies is far-reaching. This volume features contributions from long-standing colleagues, scholars whose own work has built on Ernst's contributions, and former students. It looks at themes in Islamic studies which Ernst has addressed and expands on his major contributions. Essays in this volume touch nearly every major element in Islamic studies - from the Qur'an to Sufism, Islamophobia to South Asian Islam, historical and contemporary praxis, music and more. This collection demonstrates one core tenant of Ernst's work, specifically the argument that Islam is not rooted in one place, time or language, but is a vast network, routed though myriad places, times and languages.

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Lawrence, Bruce. A Shaykh for All Occasions. Words of Experience - Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799109. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38419. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38419. Oct 2020

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