Faculty Books

Book Cover: The Making of Shia Ayatollahs by Sayed Hassan Akhlaq

The Making of Shia Ayatollahs

Professorial Lecturer Sayed Hassan Akhlaq offers both insider and outsider views of how a scholar becomes an Ayatollah in Shia Islam.

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Differentiating the Pearl from the Fish-Eye: Ouyang Jingwu and the Revival of Scholastic Buddhism

Eyal Aviv, assistant professor of religion, offers an account of Ouyang Jingwu (1871-1943), a leading...

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Ethics of War and Peace in Islam: A Shi’a View

Professor Mohammad Faghfoory demonstrates that the Shia perception of war and peace is deeply rooted in...

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Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire

Professor Paul Duff offers an accessible and informed account of Christian origins, beginning with the...

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Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War

Robert Eisen, professor of religion and Judaic studies, examines a dilemma within modern Jewish...

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Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland

Xiaofei Kang, associate professor of East Asian religions and women and gender studies, produced the...