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

Bruce B. Lawrence

Office Location: 314 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3506
Email Address: bbl@duke.edu

Education:
Honorary PhD, Virginia Theological Seminary, 2006
Ph.D., Yale University, 1972

Research Categories: Islam, India, and Religion in Cyberspace

Current projects: manifesto on contemporary Islam, , minorities - Muslim-Christian and Christian-Muslim, , prophecy and power

Research Description: 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

Typical Courses Taught:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lawrence, BB, The Koran in English: A Biography (June, 2017), pp. 280 pages, Princeton University Press  [abs].
  2. 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, vol. 106 no. 3 (July, 2016), pp. 633-638, WILEY [doi] .
  3. Kurzman, C; Lawrence, BB, Muslim modernities: Interdisciplinary insights across time and space, edited by Ray, DE; Gedacht, J, Muslim World, vol. 105 no. 4 (January, 2015), pp. 440-445, WILEY [doi] .
  4. Lawrence, BB, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam By A. AZFAR MOIN, Journal of Islamic Studies, vol. 26 no. 1 (January, 2015), pp. 69-72, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi] .
  5. Lawrence, BB, Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology, Middle East Journal, vol. 69 no. 2 (2015), pp. 318-319 .

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
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