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Lawrence, Bruce B.

Works: 164 works in 449 publications in 7 languages and 17,699 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comparative studies  Prayers and devotions  Biography  Commentaries  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Creator, Redactor, Composer, Translator, Narrator
Classifications: D16.7, 901
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bruce B Lawrence
Most widely held works by Bruce B Lawrence
New faiths, old fears : Muslims and other Asian immigrants in American religious life by Bruce B Lawrence( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a result of immigration from Asia in the wake of the passage of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act, the fastest-growing religions in America - faster than all Christian groups combined - are Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. In this remarkable book, a leading scholar of religion asks how these new faiths have changed or have been changed by the pluralist face of American civil society. How have these new religious minorities been affected by the deep-rooted American ambivalence toward foreign traditions?" "Bruce Lawrence casts a comparativist eye on the American religious scene and explores the ways in which various groups of Asian immigrants have, and sometimes have not, been integrated into the American polity. In the process, he offers several important correctives. Too often, Lawrence argues, profiles of Asian American experience focus exclusively on immigrants from East Asia, to the exclusion of South Asian and West Asian voices. New Faiths, Old Fears seeks to make all Asians equally important and to break free of traditional geographic markers, most reflecting nineteenth-century imperial values, that artificially divide the people of the "Middle East" from the rest of Asia, with whom they share certain religious and cultural ties. Iranian Americans, in particular, emerge as a vital bridge group whose experience tells us much about how Asians of many different backgrounds have found their way in their new nation."--Jacket
The Qurʼan : a biography by Bruce B Lawrence( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qurʼan remains a pivotal influence on modern society and politics
Who is Allah? by Bruce B Lawrence( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community."--Publisher's description
Beyond Turk and Hindu : rethinking religious identities in Islamicate South Asia by David Gilmartin( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held at Duke University in April 1995
Muslim networks from Hajj to hip hop( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others. This volume selects major moments and key players from the seventh century to the twenty-first that have defined Muslim networks as the building blocks for Islamic identity and social cohesion. Although neglected in scholarship, Muslim networks have been invoked in the media to portray post-9/11 terrorist groups. Here, thirteen essays provide a long view of Muslim networks, correcting both scholarly omission and political sloganeering. New faces and forces appear, raising questions never before asked. What does the fourteenth-century North African traveler Ibn Battuta have in common with the American hip hopper Mos Def? What values and practices link Muslim women meeting in Cairo, Amsterdam, and Atlanta? How has technology raised expectations about new transnational pathways that will reshape the perception of faith, politics, and gender in Islamic civilization? This book invokes the past not only to understand the present but also to reimagine the future through the prism of Muslim networks, at once the shadow and the lifeline for the umma, or global Muslim community
Defenders of God : the fundamentalist revolt against the modern age by Bruce B Lawrence( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's media are rife with stories of modern-day defenders of God--Christian, Jew, and Muslim--in revolt against what they feel to be the modern rejection of God's teaching as revealed in their sacred texts. Historian Bruce Lawrence has written the first comparative study to make sense of these contemporary zealots. He argues that fundamentalism is not simply an anachronistic religious revival that will soon fade from the world scene, but rather a burgeoning global movement that we ignore at our peril. Lawrence explains the nature of fundamentalism; he details its manifestation in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity; and he asserts that fundamentalism is at the heart of the modern world: "Fundamentalists do not deny or disregard modernity; they protest as moderns against the heresies of the modern age." They use science, technology, and the mass media for their own ends, yet they reject scientific and technological theories that dilute what they believe to be absolute truths. "Without certitude, the world is doomed. With it, salvation (for some) is assured."--Publisher description
Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence by Bruce B Lawrence( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate from armed confrontations in one small corner of the world. Islam, Bruce Lawrence argues, is a complex, international religious system that cannot be reduced to stereotypes. As Lawrence demonstrates, Islam is a religion shaped as much by its own postulates and ethical demands as by the specific circumstances of Muslim people in the modern world. The last two hundred years have brought many challenges for Muslims, from colonial subjugation through sporadic revivalism to elitist reform movements and, most recently, pervasive struggles with fundamentalism. During each period, Muslims have had to address internal tensions, as well as external threats. Today Muslims in the post-colonial era, only some of whom are Arab and living in the Middle East, are playing ever greater roles in economic changes, both regional and international. As the impact of these changes has become evident in societies around the globe, new leaders have come into public view. The most remarkable emerging presence is that of Muslim women. Lawrence argues that it is the experience of Muslim women in particular that calls for a more nuanced understanding of Islam today
The complete idiot's guide to religions online by Bruce B Lawrence( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messages to the world : the statements of Osama Bin Laden by Osama Bin Laden( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents annotated English translations of the Arabic texts of statements made by Osama bin Laden between 1994 and 2004, including his comments on the terrorist attacks on the U.S. in 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Shahrastānī on the Indian religions by Bruce B Lawrence( )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nizam ad-din Awliya : morals for the heart : conversations of Shaykh Nizam ad-din Awliya recorded by Amir Hasan Sijzi by Niẓāmuddīn Auliyā( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On violence : a reader( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, and proceeds from the editor's contention that violence is always historically contingent; it must be contextualized to be understood
The Koran in English : a biography by Bruce B Lawrence( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English--and to make English itself an Islamic language. The "Koran" in English revisits the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Qur'an before recounting the first translation of the book into Latin by a non-Muslim: Robert of Ketton's twelfth-century version paved the way for later ones in German and French, but it was not until the eighteenth century that George Sale's influential English version appeared. Lawrence explains how many of these early translations, while part of a Christian agenda to "know the enemy," often revealed grudging respect for their Abrahamic rival. British expansion in the modern era produced an anomaly: fresh English translations--from the original Arabic--not by Arabs or non-Muslims but by South Asian Muslim scholars. The first book to explore the complexities of this translation saga, The "Koran" in English also looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and now a graphic Koran, the American Qur'an created by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk
The Muqaddimah; an introduction to history by Ibn Khaldūn( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in America and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation was first published by Princeton University Press in 1969." "This new edition of the abridged version, with the addition of a key section of Rosenthal's own introduction to the three-volume edition, and with a new introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence, will reintroduce this seminal work to twenty-first-century students and scholars of Islam and of medieval and ancient history."--Jacket
Sufi martyrs of love : Chishti Sufism in South Asia and beyond by Carl W Ernst( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Qurʼan by Bruce B Lawrence( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qur'an remains a pivotal influence on modern society and politics
Ibn Khaldun and Islamic ideology( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from a distant flute : the extant literature of pre-Mughal Indian sufism by Bruce B Lawrence( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophecy and power : Muhammad and the Qur'an in the light of comparison by Marilyn Robinson Waldman( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in the modern world by Fazlur Rahman( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New faiths, old fears : Muslims and other Asian immigrants in American religious life
The Qurʼan : a biographyBeyond Turk and Hindu : rethinking religious identities in Islamicate South AsiaMuslim networks from Hajj to hip hopDefenders of God : the fundamentalist revolt against the modern ageShattering the myth : Islam beyond violenceThe complete idiot's guide to religions onlineMessages to the world : the statements of Osama Bin LadenNizam ad-din Awliya : morals for the heart : conversations of Shaykh Nizam ad-din Awliya recorded by Amir Hasan Sijzi
Alternative Names
Bruce B. Lawrence

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Lawrence, Bruce.

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Lawrence, Bruce B.

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Lawrence, Bruce Bennett 1941-

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