Publications of Brannon Wheeler

 

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES
Applying the Canon in Islam: The Authorization and Maintenance of Interpretive Reasoning in Hanafi Scholarship. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Moses in the Quran and Islamic Exegesis. Quranic Studies Series. London: Routledge/Curzon Press, 2002.

Teaching Islam. Edited volume, American Academy of Religion Teaching Religions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis. London and New York: Continuum International Publications, 2002.

Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism. With Scott Noegel. London: Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Prayer, Magic, and the Stars. Edited volume with Scott Noegel and Joel Walker. History of Magic Series. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.

The Madhhab. Guest Editor, Special volume of Islamic Law and Society 10 (2003).

Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam. Book manuscript in preparation.

Historical Dictionary of the Holy Land in Islam. With Josef Meri. London: Scarecrow Press, forthcoming.

 

ARTICLES
"al-Anbiya' al-'Arab wa Qubur al-Jababirah." al-Nashra 30 (Spring 2004): 19-23.

"Touching the Penis in Islamic Law." History of Religions 44 (2004), forthcoming.

"Relics of the Prophet Muhammad." Islamica (April 2004), forthcoming.

"Identity in the Margins: Unpublished Hanafi Commentaries on the Mukhtasar of Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Quduri." Islamic Law and Society 10 (2003).

"The Prophet Muhammad Dhu al-Qarnayn: His Journey to the Cities at the Ends of the Earth." Byzantino-rossica 2 (2003): 179-219.

"Israel and the Torah of Muhammad." In Quran and Bible. Ed. John Reeves. SBL series. Scholars Press, 2003.

"Food of Israel and Q 3:90." In Food and Judaism. Ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon. Studies in Jewish Civilization 12 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, forthcoming).

"The 'New Torah': Some Early Islamic Views of the Quran and other Revealed Books." Graeco-Arabica 7-8 (1999-2000): 371-604.

"From Dar al-Hijra to Dar al-Islam: The Islamic Utopia." In The Concept of Territory in Islamic Law and Thought. Ed. Yanagihashi Hiroyuki, Islamic Area Studies 2 (New York and London: Kegan Paul International, 2000), 1-36.

"Transmission of Muslim Knowledge: Past Traditions and New Technologies." In Proceedings of Islamic World Information Sources Symposium. Riyad: King Abdulaziz Public Library, 1999.

"'The land in which you have lived': Inheritence of the Promised Land in Classical Islamic Exegesis." In "A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey": Visions of Israel from Biblical to Modern Times. Ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon and Ronald A. Simkins. Studies in Jewish Civilization 11 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2001), 49-84.

"What Can't be Left Out? The Fundamentals of Teaching the Introduction to Islam Course." In Teaching Islam as a Religion. Ed. Brannon Wheeler, 3-21. AAR Teaching Religions Series. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

"Integrating Islamic Studies into Liberal Arts Curricula." American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 15.2 (1998): 159-166.

"Authoritative Texts and Their Interpretations in Islam: The Study of Religion and Islamic Law." Critical Review of Books in Religion. Ed. Charles Prebish (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998): 105-120.

"Moses or Alexander? Q 18:60-65 in Early Islamic Exegesis." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 57.3 (1998): 191-215.

"The Jewish origins of Q 18:65-82? Reexamination of A.J. Wensinck's Theory." Journal of the American Oriental Society 118.2 (1998): 153-171.

"al-'Aql fi ikhtilaf al-fuqaha' 'ala takhrij ahkam al-shari'ah min usuli-ha [Reason in the Conflict of Opinion among the Jurists over Extracting the Legal Rulings of the Shariah from its Sources]." Ashab al-Qalam (Kuwait, 1997): 124-143.

"Mathaf Tareq Rajab," al-Usur al-Wusta (December 1997).

"Ahmad Mubarak al-Baghdadi," al-Usur al-Wusta (April 1997).

"Ernest Gellner, Postmodernism, Reason and Religion." Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (1995): 72-81.

"Orientalist Translation and Anthropological Reading: Charles Hamilton versus Claude LŽvi-Strauss." Critique 5 (1994): 9-30.

"Tradition in History: Imagining the Sasanian Capture of Jerusalem." Orientalia Christiana Periodica 57.1 (1991): 69-85.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA AND DICTIONARY ENTRIES
"Study of Religion in Middle East and North Africa." In Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d edition (New York: Macmillan, forthcoming).

"Moses in the Quran and Islamic Exegesis." In Blackwell Companion to the Quran. Ed. Andrew Rippin (Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming).

"Ummah." In Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d edition (New York: Macmillan, forthcoming).

"Gender in the Quran." In Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Culture (Leiden: E.J. Brill, forthcoming).

"Prophets," "Abu Hanifah," "Madhhab," and "Body." In Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. Richard Martin (New York: Macmillan, forthcoming).

"Alexander," "Moses." In Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef Meri (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

"Ad," "Adam," "Asbat," "Ayyub," "Dawud," "Dhu al-Kifl," "Dhu al-Qarnayn," "Harun," "Hud," "Ibrahim," "Idris," "Ismail," "Israiliyyat," "Jalut," "Lut," "Musa," "Nuh," "Qaf," "Salih," "Sulayman," "Tabut," "Talut," "Tubba," "'Uzayr," "Yaqub," "Yajuj wa Majuj," "Yunus," "Yusuf." In Routledge Encyclopedia of the Quran. Ed. Oliver Leaman (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

"Breaking Trusts and Contracts." In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), 1:256-258.

"Consultation" (translation with Ahmad Mubarak al-Baghdadi). In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), 1:406-410.

"Good Deeds." In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003), 2:339-340.

"Good and Evil." In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003), 2:335-339.

"Evil Deeds." In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003), 2:98-99.

"Pledge." In Encyclopaedia of the Quran. Ed. Jane McAuliffe (Leiden: E.J. Brill, forthcoming).

"Iamblichus," "Nicolaus of Damascus," "Theodore of Mopsuestia," "Julius Africanus," "Quintus Curtius Rufus," "Zenobia." In The Ancient World. Ed. Andrew Traver, Volume one of Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionaries Series (Greenwood Press, 2001).

"Islam." In Encyclopedia of American Studies. Ed. Thomas McCarthy and others (New York: Grolier Press, 2000).

"Mandub," "Illah," "Intention," "Kasb," "Ghusl," "Ikhtilaf al-Fiqh," "Darura," "Asaba," "Asbab al-Nuzul," "Baligh." In Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John Esposito (Oxford University Press, 2003).

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS
"Arabian Prophets
." Colloquium on the Late Antique Roots of the Quranic Concept of Prophets, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University, June 2004.

"al-Kalimitan 'msgd' wa 'nsb' fi al-'Ahd al-Qadim wa al-Quran al-Karim [The Terms 'msgd' and 'nsb' in the Bible and the Quran]." Mustajadat Maydaniyah fi Haql al-Nuqush wa Kitabat al-Sharq al-Adna al-Qadim [New Findings in the Field of Inscriptions and Writings from the Ancient Near East]. College of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, April 2004.

"Arab Prophets in the Quran and Bible." Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Quran and Biblical Literature Consultation, Atlanta, November 2003.

"The Treasure of the Ka'bah: Relics and Territory in Islam." Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Relics and Territory Consultation, Atlanta, November 2003.

"Moses and Other Figures in Islam." Annual meeting of the Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins, Atlanta, November 2003.

"Purity and Utopia: Islamic Legal Views of Asceticism." Fourth International Islamic Legal Studies Conference, University of Murcia, Spain, May 2003.

"Food of the Book or Food of Israel? Israelite and Jewish Food Laws in the Muslim Exegesis of Quran 9:30." Fifteenth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium, Creighton University, Omaha, October 2002.

"Touching the Penis: Ritual Impurity and Contagion in Islamic Law." Middle East Studies Association, San Francisco, November 2001.

"Stereotypes in Islamic Law: Ritual as a Mechanism of Authorization." Arab Stereotyping Conference, American Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, November 2001.

"Biblical Israel and Jews in the Quran and Early Islamic Exegesis." Roundtable Participant, American Academy of Religion annual meeting, Nashville, November 2000.

"Transmission of Muslim Knowledge: Past Traditions and New Technologies." Islamic World Information Sources Symposium, King Abd al-Aziz Library, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, October-November 1999.

"The Islamic Utopia: from Dar al-Hijra to Dar al-Islam." Islamic Area Studies Symposium: Beyond the Border, University of Kyoto, Japan, October 8-10, 1999.

"Islam on the Internet." Roundtable Participant, Middle East Studies Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., November 1999.

"Three ways of making a sacred text: Some views of the Quran in classical Islamic scholarship." Comparative Religion Program Colloquium on Canons and Canonicity, University of Washington, March 1998.

"Women in the Bible and Quran." The Thread that Binds: Woven into One Cloth...A Women's Symposium, Hadassah Women's Organization, University of Washington, May 1998.

"Classical roots of contemporary Islamist discourse: Islam and political change." Third International Conference on Communication and Cross-cultural Understanding, Ibn Zuhr University, Agadir, Morocco, April 10, 1997.

"What Can't be Left Out: The Essentials of Teaching the Introduction to Islam Course." Organizer and presenter on "Teaching Islam" panel at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, November 1997.

"Local authorities, Kufans, and Hanafis: The Conflict of Opinions in al-Dabusi's Ta'sis al-nazar." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society, Philadelphia, March 1996.

"'Find us a king so that we might fight for God': The Islamic Concept of Divinely Sanctioned Violence in Q 2:246-251." Presented at the annual Peace Studies meeting, Richmond, Indiana, April 1996.

"Ritual Construction of Sovereignty: Classical Islamic Theories of Territory." Presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Society, Chicago, February 1995.

"Moses at Jacob's well: Q 28:21-28 in Comparative Perspective." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, November 1995.

"Teaching Islam as a Religion." Organizer, Chair and participant, workshop, at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, D.C., December 1995.

"Sex, Corpses, and Food: Comparing Judaism in the Introductory Course." Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association, October 1994.

"al-Quduri al-Usuli." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society, Madison, March 1994.

"Interpretation of Conflict: Pedagogic use of Hanafi Shuruh," Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, November 1994.

"Back to the Past: Islam and the Study of Religion." Presented at a Roundtable Session of the annual meeting of American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, Washington, D.C., November 1993.

"Dual Revelation in Sunni Islam." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, San Fransisco, November 1992.

"Another Civility: Charles Hamilton's Hidayah to Warren Hastings." Presented in the South Asia and Middle East graduate workshop, University of Chicago, Spring 1991.

"From Socrates to Moses: Individual and Community in the Defense of the Necessity of Tradition according to the Kitab al-radd wa al-dalil fi al-din al-dhalil." Presented at the sixth annual conference of the Middle East History and Theory Ensemble, April 1991.

"Arabian Camel (goat„sheep)2 = 3 Bactrian Camels/Ăbuffalo„cow: The Values of Islamic Animals." Presented at the twenty-fifth annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 1991.

"Reading Inside Out: Magic, Cosmologies, and Comparisons" Presented in the History and Structure of Buddhism seminar, University of Chicago, Spring 1989.

"People of the Book: The Elchasaites and Social Identification in Late Antiquity." Presented at the Midwest Middle East Teachers' Consortium in conjunction with the fourth annual conference of the Middle East History and Theory Ensemble, May 1989.

"Tradition in History: Imagining the Sasanian Capture of Jerusalem." Presented at the third annual conference of the Middle East History and Theory Ensemble, April 1988.

 

INVITED LECTURES
"al-Anbiya' al-'Arab wa Qubur al-Jababirah." Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, May 2004.

"Tombs of Arab Prophets." CAORC Senior Fellow Lecture, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, May 2004.

"Arab Prophets and the Tombs of Giants." Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies and Jordan Institute for Diplomacy, Amman, Jordan, April 2004.

"Arab Prophets of the Quran and Bible." American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, January 2004.

"Relics of the Prophet Muhammad." University of Bristol, November 2003.

"Treasure of the Ka'ba and the Swords of the Prophet Muhammad." School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, October 2003.

"Islam and the Study of Islam in America." Tashkent Islam University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 2003.

"'The Well Marks the Spot': Buried Treasure and the Prophet Muhammad." Comparative Religion Colloquium, University of Washington, November 2002.

"Moses and the Torah of Muhammad." Claremont Graduate University, funded by grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, Winter 2002. "Quran" and "Islamic Law." University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Video-Conference Lectures, Fall 2000.

"The Desert Zion: Jerusalem in Classical Islamic Tradition." Jerusalem Lecture Series, 25th Anniversary of Comparative Religion Program, University of Washington, February 2000.

"Eating Camel and Breaking the Sabbath: The Early Islamic Exegesis of Q 3:93." Canons and Canonicity Colloquium, University of Washington, April 1999.

"Remains of the Prophet: the Dar al-Islam in Classical and Contemporary Islamic Thought." Yale University, December 1999.

"The Prophet Remains: Relics and Territory in Classical Islam." Syracuse University, December 1999.

"Kuwait after the Gulf War," International Updates: Trends and Transitions in Your World, Jackson School Outreach Centers, April 1998.

"al-'Aql fi ikhtilaf al-fuqaha' 'ala takhrij ahkam al-shari'ah min usuli-ha [Reason in the Conflict of Opinion among the Jurists over Extracting the Legal Rulings of the Shariah from its Sources]." Ashab al-Qalam Group, Hawally, Kuwait, February 1997.

"al-Taknawlawjiah al-jadidah wa isti'malu-ha bi-al-Islamiyin fi al-Kuwait [New Technology and its Use by the Islamists in Kuwait]." Sidi Muhammad b. 'Abdallah University, Fes, Morocco, April 1997.

"Taknawlawjiah al-muwasalat al-jadidah wa difa' al-akhlaq al-Islamiyah [New Communications Technology and the Defense of Islamic Values]." United States Information Service, US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco, April 1997.

"al-Dirasat al-Islamiyah fi al-Wilayat al-Mutahidah [Islamic Studies in the United States]." University of Science and Technology, Sanaa, Yemen, May 1997.

"Surat al-Islam wa dirasatu-hu fi al-Wilayat al-Mutahidah [The image of Islam and its study in the United States]." Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), July 1997.

"Contemporary Kuwaiti Society." Arabic Language Institute of Fes, Fes, Morocco, April 1997.

"The New Torah: Canonical Status of the Qur'an and other Revealed Books in Early Islam." Arizona State University, February 1996.

"'This is the Torah that God sent down to Moses:' Some Early Islamic Views of the Qur'an and other Revealed Books." University of Washington, February 1996.

"Moses or Alexander? Q 18:60-82." Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania, September 1995.

"The Ritual Polity: Territory in Classical Islamic Theory." Bard College, November 1994.

"Religion as Popular Culture: Covers, Sega, and the Simpsons." Peabody Resident Heads' Lecture Series, Vanderbilt University, March 1994.

"Cultural Diversity of Islam." Honors Program, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, February 1994.

"Ritual Myth and Mythical Ritual: A Comparison of Islam and Judaism." College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, March 1993.

"Graduate Work and Teaching." The Teaching Program, University of Chicago, October 1991.

"Muslim Mind." Humanities' Day, Kishwaukee College, March 1991.

 

TELEVISION AND RADIO
"One God, Religions." Seattle C-Span, November 2002.
"Masadir al-ma'lumat 'an al-'alam al-Islami [Sources of Information on the Islamic World]." IQRA Television, Saudi Arabia Satellite Television, November 1999.
"Ramadan and the Gulf War." KVI Radio, AM 570, Seattle, December 1998.
"Islam wa dirasatu-hu fi al-Wilayat al-Mutahidah [Islam and Its Study in the United States]." Yemen Television, May 1997.
"Islamic Fundamentalism." WSMU television, Nashville, TN, April 1995.
"Israeli/PLO Peace Settlement." WSMU Radio, Nashville, TN, October 1993.
"Contemplative Life." Minnesota Public Radio, April 1992.
"Friday the Thirteenth." Straight to the Point, KSTP, St. Paul, MN, December 1991.

 

COMMUNITY
"Dirasat al-Islamiyyah wa al-Diniyya fi al-Wilayat al-Mutahidah [Islamic Studies and Religious Studies in the United States]." Jamil Shakir High School, Amman, Jordan, May 2004.

"Islamic Resurgence." Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island, February 2003.

"Prophets in the Quran." Book Reading at Eagle Harbor Book Company, September 2002.

"Basics of Islam." Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, February 2002.

"One God, Three Religions." Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities, Interfaith Council, Bainbridge Island, November 2001. Televised on Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, February 2002.

"Understanding Islam." Seattle Town Hall Meeting, November 2002.

"Jonestown and NY City: Are Religious Extremists Ordinary Human Beings?" Washington State Attorney's Office, Seattle, November 2002.

"Quran and Bible." Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island, October 1999.

"Islam and Judaism," Vashon Island Unitarians, October 1998.

"Classical Roots of Islam." American Association of University Women, Orcas Island, October, 1997. "Islam." State College Presbyterian Church, State College, PA, Winter 1996.

"Myth and Ritual." Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, November 1993.

"Islamic Fundamentalism." Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, October 1993.

 

BOOK REVIEWS
Katharine Scarfe Beckett, Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World. In Comparative Literature Studies (2004).
William Brinner, 'Ara'is al-Majalis fi Qisas al-Anbiya or "Lives of the Prophets." In Journal of Arabic Literature (2004).
Roberto Tottoli, Biblical Prophets in the Quran and Muslim Literature. In Quaderni di Studi Arabi (2004).
Herbert Berg, The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam. In International Journal of Middle East Studies (2004).
Kenneth Cragg, Muhammad in the Qur'an: The Task and the Text. In Journal of Religion (2003).
Kathryn Kueny, The Rhetoric of Sobriety: Wine in Early Islam. In History of Religions (2002).
Louay Fatoohi and Shetha al-Dargazelli, History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur'an: Early History of the Children of Israel. In American Journal of Islamic Social Sciencies (2002).
Yasin Dutton, The origins of Islamic law: the Quran, the Muwatta and Madinan 'Amal. In Journal of Near Eastern Studies (2002).
Martin Hinds, Studies in early Islamic history, ed. Jere Bacharach, Lawrence Conrad, and Patricia Crone. In Middle East Studies Association Bulletin (2000).
Daniel Brown, Rethinking tradition in modern Islamic thought. In Journal of Near Eastern Studies (2000).
al-Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi al-Khu'i, The prolegomena to the Quran, trans. Abdulaziz Sachedina. In International Journal of Middle East Studies (2000).
Devin Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twlever Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal System. In International Journal of Middle East Studies 35.1 (2003): 151-152.
Steven M. Wasserstrom, Between Muslim and Jew: the problem of symbiosis under early Islam. In Journal of Near Eastern Studies 58 (1999).
Fabrizio Pennacchietti, Susanna nel deserto: riflessi di un racconto biblico nella cultura arabo-islamica. In Journal of Arabic Literature 30.2 (1999): 195-197.
Mahmud Ismail, Nihayah usturah: nazariyat Ibn Khaldun muqtabasah min Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa. In al-Usur al-Wusta (October, 1997): 49.
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, al-Ittijah al-aqli fi al-tafsir: dirasah fi qadiyat al-majaz fi al-Quran ind al-Mutazilah. In al-Usur al-Wusta (October, 1997): 49.
Fahd Hamad al-Medrad, Dirasat siyasiyah fi al-alaqat al-dawliyah al-Islamiyyah. In al-Usur al-Wusta (October, 1997): 50.
Annemarie Schimmel, Signs of God: a phenomenological approach to Islam. In History of Religions 36.3 (February, 1997): 283-285.
Said Arjomand, ed. Political dimensions of religion. In Journal of Religion 75.2 (April, 1995): 303-304.
Garth Fowden, Consequences of monotheism in late antiquity. In Journal of Church and State 36.4 (1994): 860.
Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. In Bulletin of the Middle East Studies Association 28 (1994): 242-243.
Mona Abul-Fadl, Islam and the Middle East: The Aesthetics of a Political Inquiry, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Research Monograph 2. In Bulletin of the Middle East Studies Association 27 (1993).
Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Qur'anic Christians: an analysis of classical and modern exegesis. In Journal of the American Academy of Religion 60.2 (1992): 345-347.
Religion, Learning and Science in the Abbasid Period, ed. M.J.L. Young and others. In Journal of Religion 72 (1992).