Search Results: "Seyyed Hossein Nasr"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Scholarly appendices (e.g., traditional texts used in the Persian madrasas) give an idea of the erudite, wide-ranging purview of this rigorous study."
Newly revised edition of a well-considered academic study of the modern challenges to traditional Islam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A useful resource for readers seeking an introduction to Islamic thought and its major schools."
A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearance, is as splintered as any other. Read full book review >

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THE DISPENSABLE NATION by Vali Nasr
Released: April 23, 2013

"An informed, smoothly argued brief that will surely rattle windows at the White House."
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies pens an insider account of the Obama administration's diplomatic fecklessness in the greater Middle East. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Much blood has been spilled over the doctrinal dispute between the two factions, a gap that continues to widen. Nasr's book is a helpful footnote to the headlines, now that 'war on America is war on Shi'ism, and war on Shi'ism is war on America.'"
A conflict of civilizations may be raging between Islam and the West, but a sectarian battle within Islam itself could turn out to be the main event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ISL@M by Amir Ahmad Nasr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A candid, cosmopolitan look at the experience of Islam in the digital age."
Occasionally glib, yet conversational, ultimately endearing account of a Sudanese-born Malaysian youth's reckoning with his inherited Islamic faith through the act of blogging. Read full book review >