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What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

A variety of regular updates and site enhancements are scheduled for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. In previous updates, we've added maps and entries from the Atlas of the World's Religions as well as the entire text of the acclaimed resource Teaching Islam. Articles and images have been loaded from the award-winning Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, making the site more comprehensive by expanding its coverage of the arts. Lesson plans developed by noted scholars have also been added to the Learning Resources area of the site, part of a growing collection offered to help instructors utilize the site's content to its best advantage in the classroom.

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Winter 2018

New Articles

This update includes new entries on Islam and Christianity (edited by Heather Sharkey) and new entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (edited by Ayman Shabana).

Thematic Spotlight: Islam and Christianity
Arab Orthodox Christianity
Armenian Christianity and Islam
Butrus al-Bustani

Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics
Future Generations
Human Reproduction
Physician’s Juristic Role
Treatment Refusal
War Ethics


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, which discusses Shariah law.

Focus On Essay

The Familiar Made Strange: On Latinx Reversion to Islam, by Harold Morales.

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