Alexander Knysh. Expertise: Russia and Eurasia; Affiliation: Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Michigan; Wilson Center Projects: “Islam and Empire in. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to today, Alexander Knysh, a leading expert on the subject, reveals the tradition. Sufism and the Muslim Spiritual Tradition: Texts, Institutes, Ideas, Interpretations ยท Knysh, A. (ed.), 1 Jun , 1 ed. St. Petersburg: Peterburgskoe.

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He seems knowledgeable, but can’t teach. GSI selection was awful, terrible grader, argued with students all the time over grades in classdiscussion was useless, but mandatory for participation point that are hard to get if you aren’t religious and already know what’s going on.

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The whole class was like that though–tons of reading, concepts, and terminology. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He is using his own book which is very boring and not easy to read.


Only 15 left in stock more on the way. Knysh was easy to understand and did alezander good job of explaining Islam at an introductory level. A Clear and Present Danger: Others are eager to demonstrate that Islam is fully compatible and, in fact, conducive to modernity, democratic governance, and technological advancement of humankind.

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I combine expertise in Arabic literature both pre-modern and modern with the knowledge of the history, religions, and cultures of the Middle East and Eurasia. Not Mandatory Textbook Used: Review of Nile Knysb, Sufism: Islamic Mysticism, 2nd edition; more. Submitted data becomes the property of RateMyProfessors.

He engages with the material as opposed to lecturing it which is why it may be hard for some students to follow the material if they didn’t read I found his assigned readings fascinating though.

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History of Religion and Islamic Studies. I would gladly take another class from him. The Resurgence of Sufism in Yemen more. Historiography of Sufi Studies in the West and in Russia more. His lectures follow no noticeable outline or structure. He is very bad at lecturing. A Short HistoryE. It could have been an interesting class kynsh a different professor, but as it is his class isn’t worth the trouble.


The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Once deleted, we can’t bring it back. Most things were easy since I was very familiar as a Muslim nonetheless I would still say this course is fairly tough even as a Muslim. A global history more. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Personal page University of Michigan.

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