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Coming Soon: ‘The Impact of Aramaic (especially Syriac) on the Qur’ān by Prof. Emran Elbadawi

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The Impact of Aramaic (especially Syriac) on the Qur’ān’ by Prof. Emran Elbadawi – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Impact of Aramaic (especially Syriac) on the Qur’ān has long been a matter of debate among scholars, especially among those of the western academe but also with circles of traditional Muslim scholarship. Central to … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Anabaptist and Mennonite Identity:

Permeable Boundaries and Expanding Definitions by Prof. Karl Koop Errors-To: onbehalfof+licooper+wiley.com@manuscriptcentral.com MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable S1_REAL_RETURN_ADDRESS: licooper@wiley.com X-Errors-To: onbehalfof+licooper+wiley.com@manuscriptcentral.com Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Anabaptist and Mennonite Identity:=20 Permeable Boundaries and Expanding Definitions’ by Prof. Karl Koop =E2=80= =93 PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article provides an overview of Anabaptist and Mennonite historical an= … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Buddhism, Science, and the Truth about Karma by Prof. Francisca Cho

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Buddhism, Science, and the Truth about Karma’ by Prof. Francisca Cho – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Buddhism’s reputation as a “scientific religion” has led contemporary Buddhists to advocate eliminating the doctrine of karma and its metaphysical concept of rebirth. This movement to modernize Buddhism evinces little understanding of how the karma concept … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘The Tranquil Meditator: representing Buddhism and Buddhists in US Popular Media by Prof. Scott Mitchell

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The Tranquil Meditator: representing Buddhism and Buddhists in US Popular Media’ by Prof. Scott Mitchell – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: From Buddha statues in home decor to meditating figures in advertising, film, and television, mediated images of Buddhism proliferate in US popular media. This paper reflects on the relative lack of sustained … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘A Contemporary Guide to the Vedas: A critical survey of the texts and literature by Mr. Tristan Elby

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘A Contemporary Guide to the Vedas: A critical survey of the texts and literature’ by Mr. Tristan Elby – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: The Vedas are a major textual foundation of Hinduism, yet much of their content remains obscure and difficult to access. A discussion of recent literature on the Vedas provides … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Beyond Confession? ‘Political Religion’ and Ideolog ical Incorrectness in the Study of Nazism by Dr. Rebecca Wennberg

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Beyond Confession? ‘Political Religion’ and Ideological Incorrectness in the Study of Nazism’ by Dr. Rebecca Wennberg – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Holocaust Studies have seen the rise of ‘political religion’ as part of a ‘confessional turn’. To account for the fact that Nazism experienced widespread support from the German population, ‘ideology’ was … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Shūrà and Democracy: Two Sides of the Same Coin? by Dr. Ana Soage

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Shūrà and Democracy: Two Sides of the Same Coin?’ by Dr. Ana Soage – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Since the beginning of the modern period – usually called the Renaissance (Nahḍa in Arabic) –, prominent Islamists such as Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Rashīd Riḍā and Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī have condemned the political oppression that … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘New Historicism, Historical Criticism, and Reading the Pentateuch by Prof. Angela Erisman

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘New Historicism, Historical Criticism, and Reading the Pentateuch’ by Prof. Angela Erisman – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article surveys the development of Pentateuchal scholarship, from the emergence of historical criticism in the nineteenth century as a tool for understanding how the Pentateuch might be used to reconstruct the religious and social … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Christian-Buddhist Polemics in Late Medieval/Early Modern Japan by Dr. James Baskind

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Christian-Buddhist Polemics in Late Medieval/Early Modern Japan’ by Dr. James Baskind – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Until recently, there have been predominantly two ways of approaching Christian-Buddhist polemics during Japan’s late medieval and early modern periods. One way is to look at the writings of European Jesuits. The other way is to … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Jews, Muslims and Bildung: the German-Jewish Orientalist Gustav Weil in Egypt by Ms. Ruchama Johnston-Bloom

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Jews, Muslims and Bildung: the German-Jewish Orientalist Gustav Weil in Egypt’ by Ms. Ruchama Johnston-Bloom – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: In the nineteenth century German Jews made a disproportionate contribution to the academic study of Islam, a subject that fell under the rubric of Orientalism. One German-Jewish Orientalist, Gustav Weil (1808-1889), spent … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Between Sacred and the Profane: Holocaust Collaboration and ‘Political Rel igion’ by Dr. Rebecca Wennberg

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Between Sacred and the Profane: Holocaust Collaboration and ‘Political Religion’’ by Dr. Rebecca Wennberg – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article interprets the genealogy of the concept of ‘political religion’ in Holocaust research from the fundamental division between ‘sacred’ and ‘profane’ understandings of traditional religions. It argues that ‘political religion’ is understood … Continue reading