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

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


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

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst [+-]
University of Vermont
Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is an associate professor of religion at the University of Vermont. She received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Carl Ernst was her mentor. She is the author of Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels and Jihad (IB Tauris, 2017).
Brannon M Wheeler [+-]
United States Naval Academy
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Brannon Wheeler is a Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was the founding Director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. He received a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago after having received a BA in Religion and History at Pitzer College, studying with Carl Ernst at Pomona College. He is the author and editor of nine books including Mecca and Eden: Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam (Chicago, 2006). He is currently finishing a book-length project on camel sacrifice and martyrdom in Islam.


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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Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse; Wheeler, Brannon. Acknowledgements. Words of Experience - Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. vii-viii Mar 2021. ISBN 9781781799109. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42812. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42812. Mar 2021

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