Book & Film Reviews

Sachiko Murata, The First Islamic Classic in Chinese: Wang Daiyu’s Real Commentary on the True Teaching. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2017. Reading Religion.

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, China’s Early Mosques. Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Religious Studies Review. Volume 43, Issue 4.

Kyle Conway, Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation. University of Toronto Press, 2017. Reading Religion.

Mehdi Aminrazavi, Sufism and American Literary Masters. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014. Journal of Sufi Studies Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017.

David Lee, Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century China: The Role of Liu Zhi (c.1662-c.1730). Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2017.

Hamid Naficy, A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 1:-4. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011-2. Journal of Religion & Film Vol. 20, No. 2, 2016.

Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag, Across the Sea. Journal of Religion & Film Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015.

Steven Richter, Birds of Neptune. Journal of Religion & Film Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015.

Britni West, Tired Moonlight. Journal of Religion & Film Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015.

Jiyoung Lee, Female Pervert. Journal of Religion & Film Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015.

Richard Todd, The Sufi Doctrine of Man: Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī’s Metaphysical Anthropology. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society 56, 2014.

Evelyn Alsultany, Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11. New York University Press, 2012. Religion in American History, August 27, 2014.

Binyamin Abrahamov, Ibn al-‘Arabi and the Sufis. Oxford: Anqa Publishing, 2014. Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society 55, 2014.

Marilyn Robinson Waldman, Prophecy and Power: Muhammad and the Qur’an in the Light of Comparison. Equinox Publishing, 2012. Religious Studies Review. Vol. 40, No. 4, 2014.

Naomi Davidson, Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France (Cornell University Press, 2012). Religious Studies Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2014.

Hamid Algar, Jami (Makers of Islamic Civilization). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society 54, 2013.

Craig Martin, A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion. Acumen Publishing, 2012. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2013.

Johan Elverskog, Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2013.

Michael E. Clarke, Xinjiang and China’s Rise in Central Asia—A History. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2011. Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011.

Brannon Wheeler, Mecca and Eden: Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006. Religious Studies Review Vol. 36, No. 1, 2010.

Erik S. Ohlander, Sufism in an Age of Transition ʿUmar al-Suhrawardī and the Rise of the Islamic Mystical Brotherhoods. Leiden: Brill, 2008. Journal of Oriental and African Studies  Vol. 18, 2009.

Firoozeh Papan-Matinin in Collaboration with Michael Fishbein, The Unveiling of Secrets (Kashf al-Asrār) The Visionary Autobiography of Rūzbihān al-Baqlī (1128-1209 A.D.). Leiden: Brill, 2006. Journal of Oriental and African Studies Vol. 18, 2009.