Books

  • “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” (Peters & Bearman, eds.)

    “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” (Peters & Bearman, eds.) In July, Ashgate Publishing released “The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law” edited by Rudolph Peters (University of Amsterdam) and Peri Bearman (Harvard University).

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  • Laliberté, “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003″

    Laliberté, “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003″ This month, Routledge Press releases “The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003: Safeguard the Faith, Build a Pure Land, Help the Poor” by André Laliberté (University of Quebec at Montreal).

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    • Chak, “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture”

      Chak, “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture” This September, Routledge Press will release “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture” by Farhan Mujahid Chak (Qatar University). The publisher’s description follows: This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan.
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    • Rohe, “Islamic Law in Past and Present”

      …Rohe, “Islamic Law in Past and Present” This November, Brill Publishing will release “Islamic Law in Past and Present” by Mathias Rohe (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg). The publisher’s description follows: Islamic Law in Past and Present, written by the lawyer and Islamicist Mathias Rohe, is the first comprehensive study for decades on Islamic…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 09.29.14

      …* Well here’s a headline: My Solo Practice Ended My Marriage. [Law Firm Suites] * Pennsylvania Attorney General claims officials sent and received porn via state email accounts for years, “including top state jurists and 30 current employees of the state Attorney General’s Office.” If the AG’s office is swapping porn at all hours, somehow the whole…

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    • Mason, “Brigham Young”

      … and the region, and his legacy remains active today. In a lively, concise narrative bolstered by primary documents, and supplemented by a robust companion website, David Mason tells the dynamic story of Brigham Young, and in the process, illuminates the history of the LDS Church, religion in America, and the development of the American west. This book…

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    • Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part II

      …Last time, I focused on Clarence Darrow’s cases and other accomplishments as recounted in John A. Farrell’s biography, Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned (Vintage Books: New York, 2011; 561 pp. $12.92). But Darrow wasn’t just a lawyer. He was a radical and activist. He was a sometime politician. Surely, he was a celebrity, and some would say…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 09.26.14

      … allows service via Facebook. [Peter S. Vogel] * Eric Holder is resigning. Time for the speculation that he must have done something awful to begin! [New York Observer] * D.C. lawyer Ronald Goldfarb reviews John W. Dean’s new book (affiliate link) about the Nixon tapes. [Washington Independent Review of Books]…

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    • Clarence Darrow: Archetype of an American Trial Lawyer — Part I

      …Resilience. That is the characteristic of Clarence Darrow that translates most vividly from the John A. Farrell biography, Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned (Vintage Books: New York, 2011; 561 pp. $12.92). Resilience is, of course, a quality that all lawyers need, to one degree or another. Even lawyers in transactional practice work…

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    • Ellethy, “Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy”

      … and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines classical and modern Muslim interpretations with regard to the concepts of diachronic development, pluralism and democracy based on Arabic…

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    • “Religion in the Public Square” (Uitz, ed.)

      …“Religion in the Public Square” (Uitz, ed.) This September, Eleven International Publishing releases “Religion in the Public Square: Perspectives on Secularism” edited by Renáta Uitz (Central European University). The publisher’s description follows: What is the place of religion and religious convictions in government, politics and in public life…

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