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From Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Mattias Ripa & Blake Ferris, translation
Copyright (c) 2003 by L'Association, Paris, France. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.






Islam

Questions

How is Islam represented in the book?  What inferences does Satrapi make about faith and fundamentalism?

 Marji starts as a very religious person but her views change as events unfold. What might cause a loss of faith?

What qualities unite or make for differences between religion and government? Should they be more or less intertwined than they are in Iran? In the United States?

Books

Abu-Hamdiyyah, Mohammad.The Qur'an: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2000. BP132 .A22 2000

Abu-Nimer, Mohammed, and David Augsberger, eds. Peace-Building By, Between, and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009. BP172.P345 2009

Allawi, Ali. The Crisis of Islamic Civilization. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. DS36.85 .A423 2009

Campbell, Robert A. Reading the Qur'an in English: An Introductory Guide. Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cape Breton University Press, 2009. BP130.4.C34 2009

Cook, Michael. The Koran, a Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. BP130.4 .C66 2000

Doumato, Eleanor Abella, and Gregory Starrett, eds. Teaching Islam: Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2007. BP43.I48 T43 2007

Esposito, John. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Reference DS35.53 .O96 2009

Ghazanfar, S.M. Islamic Civilization: History, Contributions, and Influence: A Compendium of Literature. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2006. DS36.85 .G49 2006

Gordon, Matthew S. Islam: Origins, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Persons, Sacred Places. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. BP161.2 .G66 2002

Juergensmeyer, Mark. Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to Al Qaeda. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. BL80.3.G56 2008

Khalidi, Tarif. The Qur'an: A New Translation. New York: Viking, 2008. BP130.4 .K3226 2008

Küng, Hans. Islam: Past, Present and Future. Oxford: OneWorld, 2007. BP161.3 .K8513 2007

Lane, Jan-Erik. Religion and Politics: Islam and Muslim Civilization. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004. DS36.85 .L36 2004

Lewis, Bernard, ed. The World of Islam: Faith, People, Culture. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1992. DS36.85 .I75 1992

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Nigosian, S.A. Islam: Its History, Teaching, and Practices. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. BP161.3 .N54 2004

Rippin, Andrew, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.  BP130.4.B57 2006

Rosen, Lawrence. The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. DT312 R64 2002

Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World. New York: Vintage, 1997. BP52 .S24 1997

Sayyid, Bobby S. A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism. London: Zed/Palgrave, 2003. BP163 .S358 2003

Tibi, Bassam. Islam Between Culture and Politics. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2001. BP163 .T529 2001





Al-Islam.org: Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project.  Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project. September 3, 2009.
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Godlas, Alan. Islam and Islamic Studies Resources. University of Georgia. 2009.  http://www.uga.edu/islam/

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Smock, David R. Islamic Peacemaking Since 9/11. Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace, 2009. http://origin.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr218.pdf


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