About this collection

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam currently includes more than 78,266 pages, comprising 301 books.

It is a scholarly, highly curated collection of key primary and secondary texts including foundational writings and contextual monographs:

  • From the late 19th century through the 21st century

  • 95% of authors Muslims, Western and non-Western

It currently features more than 100 authors from Egypt, Gambia, India, Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, the United States, to name a few, representing a wide range of voices of Islam.

It includes coverage of key themes such as:

  • The State

  • Women and Islam

  • Tradition and Renewal

  • Text and reason

  • Quran and Hadith

  • Islamic Law and Legal Reforms

  • Islam and the West

  • Piety movements

  • Political Islam

  • Salafi Thought


Future releases will provide more works from the key 20th century thinkers and more content in Arabic.
*Content in Arabic forthcoming from the Institute of Islamic Thought


Editorial Board and Partners

An editorial board advises on the selection of materials. Experts currently include:


Alan Godlas

Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia.


Yvonne Haddad

Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University

Zayn Kassam

Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College


Samir Mamoud

Lecturer, American University of Beirut


Abdullah Saeed

Director, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies and Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne

David Thomas

Professor of Christianity and Islam/Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations at University of Birmingham


The collection incorporates content from the field's leading partners including Aliran Kesedaran Negara, Cambridge University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Garnet Publishing, Gerlach Press, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Oneworld Publications, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, and Westview Press.


About the series

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam is the second in a four-volume series that includes Volume I: ChristianityVolume III: Judaism, and Volume IV: Eastern Religions. Upon completion, it will include more than 500,000 pages of seminal texts.


Developed under the guidance of specialists in the field, the series provides a comprehensive and rare assemblage of important and unique materials, the essential works documenting religious thinking in the 20th century.


Key concepts and theories, such as ethics, truth, emptiness, doctrine, and reincarnation, will be explored and examined across religions, while specific dogmas and philosophies will also be studied in-depth. Students and scholars will experience the conversations within and among schools of thought through the key authors who have shaped the conversations and understandings.

Once completed, the four volumes of Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library will constitute a major resource on all aspects of theological thought, dialogue, and experience across cultures, laying the foundation for historical and contemporary understandings.


Content suggestions

If you would like to recommend additional content for inclusion in the database, you can contact the editor at nduval@astreetpress.com


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