Bruce B. Lawrence: Celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Book Series at UNC Press

Today we welcome a guest post from Bruce B. Lawrence, who is co editor, with Carl W. Ernst, of the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks series at UNC Press.  This year marks the Fifteenth Anniversary of the series.  You can find out more about the series and its books here. ### Celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary… Continue Reading Bruce B. Lawrence: Celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Book Series at UNC Press

Excerpt: How to Read the Qur’an, by Carl W. Ernst

A historical and literary approach at least offers the prospect of a fair-minded and reasonable approach to other people’s religions, which is why such a method seems both attractive and necessary today. Continue Reading Excerpt: How to Read the Qur’an, by Carl W. Ernst

Interview: Carl W. Ernst on How to Read the Qur’an

My approach is both literary and historical, not theological; my aim is understanding and explanation rather than advocacy or attack. Continue Reading Interview: Carl W. Ernst on How to Read the Qur’an