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Sells, Michael Anthony

Overview
Works: 37 works in 154 publications in 8 languages and 9,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: BP50, 297.09
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Most widely held works about Michael Anthony Sells
 
Most widely held works by Michael Anthony Sells
Approaching the Qurʼan : the early revelations by Michael Anthony Sells( Recording )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approaching the Qur'an captures the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an, the sacred scripture of Islam. Michael Sells presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. In the second edition, Sells offers a new translation and commentary on the Sura of the Compassionate (al-Rahmān), which holds a special place within Islamic devotion and literature. Additionally, a new preface addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur'an in Americna universities."--Publisher
The bridge betrayed : religion and genocide in Bosnia by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sells also reveals how Western policy makers rewarded the perpetrators of the genocide and punished the victims. He concludes by explaining how the multireligious society of Bosnia served as a bridge between Christendom and Islam, symbolized by the now-destroyed ancient bridge at Mostar. In addition, he makes clear what is at stake, in the effort to preserve Bosnia, for the entire post-cold war world and especially for multireligious societies such as our own
The new crusades : constructing the Muslim enemy( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays, twelve of the most influential thinkers in Middle Eastern and religious studies examine the idea of an emergent "Cold War" between Islam and the West and fears of an ongoing "clash of civilizations"--Cover 4
Early Islamic mysticism : Sufi, Qurʼan, Miraj, poetic and theological writings by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this anthology, Michael Sells offers a different way of reading the Islamic mystical tradition. For this volume, he has chosen a handful of authors and texts from the earliest period of Islamic mysticism...He has thoughtfully chosen some foundational points, which have served as a basis for much of the later elaboration of mystical thought in Islamic civilization... Sells labored with the richly textured vocabulary of Arabic.... the pre-Islamic Arabic odes. ... He shows the deep continuities they share with early Arabic Sufi poetry." -- Page 3
Mystical languages of unsaying by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of Al-Andalus( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the culture of Andalucia during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the 8th to the 13th centuries, covering the philosophy, art architecture and music of the region
Desert tracings : six classic Arabian odes( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stations of desire : love elegies from Ibn ʻArabi and new poems by Ibn al-ʻArabī( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great mystics of all time, Muhyiddin Ibn Al-'Arabi was a prolific author who wrote on every aspect of medieval Islamic thought. Among the most widely read of his works, and certainly his most famous collection of poems, was his volume of odes, The Translator of Desires (Turjuman al-Ashwaq), which is regarded as a masterpiece of Arabic and Sufi love poetry. --Ibis Editions
Prophecy in Islam : philosophy and orthodoxy by Fazlur Rahman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This longstanding and highly regarded volume is the first to explore the doctrine of prophetic revelation, a critical and definitive area of Islamic religious and political thought. In it, the esteemed Islamic scholar Fazlur Rahman traces the inception of this doctrine from ancient Greek texts, its interpretation and elaboration by Muslim philosophers in order to suit their vision of the Prophet, and, finally, the varying degrees of acceptance of these convergent ideas by the Muslim orthodoxy. The latest edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Islamic studies expert Michael Sells, confirming Prophecy in Islam as the best source on its subject after more than half a century. This longstanding and highly regarded volume is the first to explore the doctrine of prophetic revelation, a critical and definitive area of Islamic religious and political thought. In it, the esteemed Islamic scholar Fazlur Rahman traces the inception of this doctrine from ancient Greek texts, its interpretation and elaboration by Muslim philosophers in order to suit their vision of the Prophet, and, finally, the varying degrees of acceptance of these convergent ideas by the Muslim orthodoxy. -- Publisher description
Qurʼanic studies today by Angelika Neuwirth( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qur'anic Studies Today brings together specialists in the field of Islamic studies to provide a range of essays that reflect the depth and breadth of scholarship on the Qur'an. Combining theoretical and methodological clarity with close readings of qur'anic texts, these contributions provide close analysis of specific passages, themes, and issues within the Qur'an, even as they attend to the disciplinary challenges within the field of qur'anic studies today. Chapters are arranged into three parts, treating specific figures appearing in the Qur'an, analysing particular suras, and finally reflecting on the Qur'an and its "others." They explore the internal dimensions and interior chronology of the Qur'an as text, its possible conversations with biblical and non-biblical traditions in Late Antiquity, and its role as scripture in modern exegesis and recitation. Together, they are indispensable for students and scholars who seek an understanding of the Qur'an founded on the most recent scholarly achievements
Approaching the QurT̤an : the early revelations by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approaching the Qur'an is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur'an, the sacred scripture of Islam. Approaching the Qur'an presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic chapters, or suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Most of these early revelations appear at the end of the written text and are commonly reached only by the most resolute reader of existing English translations. These suras contain some of the most powerful prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world's inhabitants. Approaching the Qur'an is enriched by the inclusion of a compact disc recording of Quranic reciters chanting several of the early suras, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'an in its original form. The book includes Sells' 'Introduction to the Qur'an', commentaries of the suras, a glossary of technical terms, and chapters discussing the sound nature and gender aspects of the Arabic text."
Iznevjereni most : religija i genocid u Bosni by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Bosnian and Croatian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'union mystique dans le judaïsme, le christianisme et l'islam : recherches transversales... by Louis Dupré( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metaphor and dialectic of emanation in Plotinus, John the Scot, Meister Eckhart, and Ibn ʻArabī by Michael Anthony Sells( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The generous Qurʼan : ten selected suras by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Andalus( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
The God of War. ; America in a World of Religion by Michael Anthony Sells( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longing, belonging, and pilgrimage in Ibn ʻArabī's "Interpreter of desires" (Tarjumān al-ashwāq) by Michael Anthony Sells( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of Arabic literature( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1983, The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature was the first general survey of the field to have been published in English for over fifty years and the first attempted in such detail in a multi-volume form. The volumes of the History provide an invaluable source of reference and understanding of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world.--publisher's description
 
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Approaching the Qurʼan : the early revelations
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The bridge betrayed : religion and genocide in BosniaThe new crusades : constructing the Muslim enemyEarly Islamic mysticism : Sufi, Qurʼan, Miraj, poetic and theological writingsMystical languages of unsayingThe literature of Al-AndalusDesert tracings : six classic Arabian odesStations of desire : love elegies from Ibn ʻArabi and new poemsProphecy in Islam : philosophy and orthodoxy