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The Gospel of Thomas
This article views the Gospel of Thomas as the product of an early Eastern form of Christianity, most probably originating in a Syrian context. The text should not be seen as representing some Gnostic or marginal sapiential ...
The Original "Gospel of Thomas"
An Early Muslim Daniel Apocalypse
The Implications of "Martyrdom Operations" for Contemporary Islam
This article explores the implications of the prevalence of suicide attacks or 'martyrdom operations' in contemporary Islam. Historical and legal precedents from Islam and Christianity are adduced for the analysis and ...
The recovery of radical Islam in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban
This article analyses the intellectual and religious processes through which radical Islam has had to confront its defeat in Afghanistan and rebuild during the period since that time, including paradigms of battle, dreams ...
Islamism and Jihadism: The Transformation of Classical Notions of Jihad into an Ideology of Terrorism
Contemporary jihad is the lineal descendant of classical jihad theory as modified by contemporary radical Islam. It has expressions in both Sunni and Shi‘ite Islam, but differs from the classical material in that the targets ...