Islam and The European Concept of Religion (Professor Carl Ernst's Outstanding Lecture)


"Dr. Carl W. Ernst (right) receiving the Distinguished Prize in the Humanities at the Bashrahil Prize award ceremony in Cairo in 2004. Professor Ernst was awarded the prize for his book Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (UNC Press). The book introduces readers to Islam's ethics, practices, spirituality, and culture, while clarifying the diversity and debate within the tradition. It concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion. Departing from the usual Arab–centric bias, Ernst's book addresses Euro-Americans and illuminates the diversity of Muslim societies and thought. It describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti–Muslim prejudice have affected how Islam has come to be viewed in Europe and America. It also explores the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional locations and its new homes.."

Professor Carl W. Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on Sufism. His published researches, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, have been mainly devoted to the study of Islam and Sufism.




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