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

Bruce B. Lawrence
Contact Info:
Office Location:  314 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3506
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Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1972
Honorary PhDVirginia Theological Seminary2006
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

Duties:

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. "Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary. By Rajeev Kinra. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015. xix, 371 pp. ISBN: 9780520286467 (paper, also available in cloth and as e-book).." The Journal of Asian Studies 78:1 (February, 2019): 223-224. [doi]
  2. Lawrence, BB. The Koran in English: A Biography.  Princeton University Press, June, 2017: 280 pages.  [abs]
  3. Lawrence, BB. "Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 85:2 (June, 2017): 555-558. [doi]
  4. Lawrence, BB. "The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary SeyyedHossein Nasr, Editor-in-Chief General Editors: Caner K.Dagli, Maria MassiDakake, Joseph E. B.Lumbard Assistant Editor: MohammedRustom San Francisco: HarperOne, 20152048pp. Cloth, $59.99, ISBN: 978-00." Muslim World 106:3 (July, 2016): 633-638. [doi]
  5. Lawrence, BB. "Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology." Middle East Journal 69:2 (March, 2015): 318-319.