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What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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Fall 2017

New Articles

This update includes new entries on Islam and Christianity (edited by Heather Sharkey), additions to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law (edited by Jonathan AC Brown), and new entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (edited by Ayman Shabana).

Thematic Spotlight: Islam and Christianity
de Foucauld, Charles
Christian-Muslim Theological Exchanges
Padwick, Constance Evelyn
Van Dyck Bible

The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law
European Union, The Introduction
European Union: United Kingdom
European Union: Germany
European Union: The Netherlands
Family Law
Sexuality and Law: Family Planning and Birth Control
Constitution of Medina
Diplomatic Immunity
Zaydī Madhhab
Shāfiʿ ī School of Law
Ḥanafī School
Gulf States: Oman
Ismāʿīl ī School of Law
Khallāf, ʿAbd al-Wahhāb
Legal Theory: Classical Shīʿī
Legal Theory: Modern Shīʿī
Sorcery and Magic
Sexuality and Law: Gender Segregation
Ahl al-Bayt

Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics
Codes of Medical Ethics
Bioethics in Egypt
Forensic Psychiatry
Living Will
Objectives of Sharīʿah
Religion, science, and Technology
Sex Reassignment
Suicide and Assisted Suicide
Torture and Punishment, Use of Medical Profession in


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, which discusses the alarming trend of anti-Muslim bigotry in the West.

New Learning Resources

An updated timeline, which includes new material on the recent events in the Middle East, among other topics.

Focus On Essay

Muslims in America: Living Up to the Ideals of the Greatest in the Shadows of Terrorism, by Amir Hussain.

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