Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)


Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)

Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)

Editor: Ulrika Mårtensson, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Book Review Editor: Martin Riexinger, Aarhus University

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

Comparative Islamic Studies aims to advance research on Islam through comparative methods, especially of two kinds: between Islam and other religions, and between religious and non-religious disciplines and factors.

Regarding the first kind of comparison, CIS extends the scope of comparisons of Islam and Islamic Scripture from the traditional focus on Judaism and Christianity to include religions of Antiquity, Africa, South- and South East Asia, China, Oceania, Europe and the Americas, as well as contemporary new religious movements, spirituality and the vario us types of esotericism.

Regarding the second kind, the Journal seeks studies, which compare by focusing on the interaction between religious and non-religious scholarly and scientific disciplines, and factors of various kinds. In addition to contributing to the study of Islam, the approach could inspire new ways of conceptualising and writing the histories of relations between religious and non-religious disciplines and methodologies. In this way, such comparisons might contribute also to the history and theory of science (See also Author’s Guidelines).

The approach implies a view of religions as complex phenomena reflecting a wide range of factors in the study of human intellectual and social life. Such factors constitute connections and points of comparison between different religions and disciplines at different places and times, spanning pre-modern and modern history of religions

CIS invites individual articles and guest edited special issues. Special issues may include articles devoted exclusively to non-Islamic materials, as long as all the contributions address a common topic or problem and the non-Islamic materials advance research into Islam.

Reviewers, please contact the review editor via email in advance to make arrangements to review books.


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