CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Islamic Studies
Youngstown Papers in Islamic Religion, History and Culture  

This series of papers deals with Islam in its historical as well as normative aspects. The subjects covered include, among others, the foundational texts of Islam; the intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions of Islam; the universal, regional, and local manifestations of the Islamic ethos in various eras and contexts; and the interaction Islam with other religions and cultures.


Paper 1: Frederick M. Denny, University of Colorado, Boulder, "The Spiritual-Intellectual Hospitality of Islam and Muslims: Reflection of a Christian Scholar," 2005. 

Paper 2: Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University, "Islam in the Public Square: Minority Perspectives from Africa and Asia," 2009.

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