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Coming Soon: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 2: Intellectual Contributions by Dr. Elliott Bazzano

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 2: Intellectual Contributions’ by Dr. Elliott Bazzano – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Part One of this two-part article surveys Ibn Taymiyya’s life with particular attention to biographical perceptions in the premodern as well as modern worlds. The second part hones in on Ibn Taymiyya’s intellectual contributions to … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 1: Scholarly Perceptions by Dr. Elliott Bazzano

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Ibn Taymiyya, Radical Polymath, Part 1: Scholarly Perceptions’ by Dr. Elliott Bazzano – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Ibn Taymiyya has aroused a spectrum of both positive and negative perceptions in the premodern and modern worlds. His heterodox legal, political, and theological views routinely upset religious and state authorities, and throughout his life … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘The Guru’s Way: Exploring diversity among British Khalsa Sikhs by Dr. Jasjit Singh

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The Guru’s Way: Exploring diversity among British Khalsa Sikhs’ by Dr. Jasjit Singh – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article will examine some of the diversity within the Khalsa tradition. Although Sikhs are regularly described as being ‘orthodox’ or ‘non-orthodox’ depending on whether or not they have undergone the amrit initiation ceremony, … Continue reading

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