"A wonderfully unified collection in light of the scholarship of John O. Voll and the various historiographical and intellectual trends reflected in Islamic Studies during his lifetime."—Elizabeth Shlala, Boston College
"This volume establishes John Voll as the natural inheritor of Marshall Hodgson’s legacy, and as the foremost living scholar of Islam in its transhistorical and global dimensions. That his work has inspired and informed scholars working across such a wide range of topics and settings—both historical and contemporary—speaks to the depth and breadth of his
influence."—Peter Mandaville, George Mason University
"These first class "Essays Inspired by John O. Voll" are a testimonial to Voll's impact both on scholarship internationally and on hisformer students who are now established scholars in academia."—John L. Esposito, Georgetown University
"A brilliant reflection of a brilliant career….Through detailed analysis of diverse localized dynamics in global context, this collection demonstrates Voll’s enduring contributions to the study of modern Islamic history."—Tamara Sonn, Georgetown University
Rooted in the world historical methodology of John O. Voll, this collection brings together a diverse group of scholars to investigate the ongoing impact of revival and reform movements beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing through to the present. Ranging from the MENA region to Africa, India, and China, and covering a variety of religious interpretations, from scripturalist to Sufism, these essays offer new perspectives on movements including the Wahhabis of Arabia, the Sokoto Caliphate, the neo-Sufism of Shah Wali Allah of Delhi, Sufi scholars and networks on the African continent, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Contributors explore encounters between Islamic revival and reform and modernity with a focus on the ways in which Islamic reforms influence the political sphere. Concluding with contemporary reinterpretations of Islam in the digital arena, this volume examines, but also moves beyond, texts to include embodiments of religious practice, the development of religious culture and education, and attention to women’s contributions to education, cultural production, and community building.
Natana J. DeLong-Bas is associate professor of the practice in theology at Boston College. She is the author of numerous books, including Islam: A Living Faith and Notable Muslims: Muslim Builders of World Civilizations and Culture.
6 x 9, 280 pages, 12 black and white illustrations