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Bruce B. Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor Emeritus of Religion

Bruce B. Lawrence
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Office Location:  314 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3506
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Honorary PhDVirginia Theological Seminary2006
Ph.D.Yale University1972
Research Interests: Islam, India, and Religion in Cyberspace

Current projects: religious minorities in Africa and Asia

The Comparative Study of Religious Movements; Institutional Islam, especially in Asia; Indo-Persian Sufism; the Religious Masks of Violence; Contemporary Islam as Abrahamic Faith and Religious Ideology


Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center Director, NC Center for South Asian Studies Member, Oversight committee for study abroad
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lawrence, BB. The Koran in English: A Biography.  Princeton University Press, June, 2017: 280 pages.  [abs]
  2. Lawrence, BB. "The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary." The Muslim World 106:3 (July, 2016): 633-638. [doi]
  3. Kurzman, C; Lawrence, BB. "Muslim Modernities: Interdisciplinary Insights Across Time and Space1." The Muslim World 105:4 (October, 2015): 439-445. [doi]
  4. Lawrence, BB. "The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam." Journal of Islamic Studies 26:1 (January, 2015): 69-72. [doi]
  5. Lawrence, BB. "Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology." The Middle East journal 69:2 (2015): 318-319.

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