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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf — Summer Reading

Recently Thomas Library at Wittenberg University was awarded 1 of 843 Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grants to promote cultural awareness. As part of this grant, Thomas Library will be hosting a series of 5 book talks this fall, led by our own Dr. Jerry Pankhurst, Professor of Sociology. Dates and times for these talks are still to be announced. In the meantime, we invite you to read some of the books over the summer. In the fall, additional copies of the books to be discussed will be made available through Thomas Library.

The titles being discussed in the book talks:
The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters [EZRA] [OhioLINK]
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown [EZRA] [OhioLINK]
The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson [EZRA] [OhioLINK]
The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter [EZRA] [OhioLINK]
A Rumi Anthology edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson [EZRA] [OhioLINK]

Please note: all of the 25 books and 4 DVDs awarded through the grant are available through Thomas Library and OhioLINK. The titles mentioned above will be featured in the book talks.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is available through a grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. More information about Muslim Journeys is available from ALA.

If you have any questions about the grant or the books talks, please contact Ken Irwin at or 937-327-7594.