Occasional Papers

The Occasional Papers series is a set of publications produced by the Center discussing relevant topics in Islam and Muslim-Christian relations. The publications are the work of both past and present Center fellows, as well as other scholarly experts in the field of comparative religious studies and international relations.

The following is a selection of current titles offered by the Center:

"Linking Ethics and Economics: The Role of Ijtihad in the Regulation and Correction of Capital Markets"
Tahar Al-Alwani & Waleed El-Ansary
School of Islamic and Social Sciences (Leesburg, Virginia)

"Christian-Muslim Relations in the Twenty-First Century"
Cardinal Frances Arinze
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, The Vatican

"Reconstituting Islam"
Aziz Al-Azmeh
University of Exeter, United Kingdom

"A Common Word and the Future of Muslim-Christian Relations"
Edited by John Borelli
With Foreword by John L. Esposito

"Islam and the West: Common Cause or Clash?"
Ralph Braibanti
Georgetown University

"Freedom and Creation in the Abrahamic Traditions"
David Burrell, C.S.N.
University of Notre Dame

"Muslim-Christian Relations: Dialogue in Lebanon"
John J. Donohue, S.J.
St. Joseph’s University, Lebanon

"Pluralism in Muslim-Christian Relations"
John L. Esposito
Georgetown University

"Averroes, Aquinas, and the Rediscovery of Aristotle in Western Europe"
Majid Fakhry
Georgetown University

"Iran, Islam, and the Struggle for Identity and Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran"
Shireen T. Hunter
Georgetown University

"The Regional and International Politics of Rising Sectarian Tensions in the Middle East and South Asia"
Shireen T. Hunter
Georgetown University

"The Need for Civilizational Dialogue"
Anwar Ibrahim
Georgetown University

"Tunisia at the Crossroads: An Interview with Sheikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi"
Noureddine Jebnoun
With Foreword by John L. Esposito
Georgetown University

"Islam, the West, and Jerusalem"
Walid Khalidi
Georgetown University

"Christianity and Islam in Africa’s Political Experience: Piety, Passion, and Power"
Ali A. Mazrui
State University of New York

"Islamic-Christian Dialogue: Problems and Obstacles to be Pondered and Overcome"
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Georgetown University

Sari Nusseibeh
Al-Quds University, Jerusalem

"Islam in a Modern State, Democracy and the Concept of Shura"
Mohamed Fathi Osman
Georgetown University

"The Children of Adam: An Islamic Perspective on Pluralism"
Mohamed Fathi Osman
Georgetown University

"The Qur’an on Religious Pluralism"
Abdulaziz Sachedina
University of Virginia

"The Significance of Early Arab-Christian Thought for Muslim-Christian Understanding"
Samir Khalil Samir, S.J.
St. Joseph’s University, Lebanon

"Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture"
Jack Shaheen
Southern Illinois University

"Egypt & The Struggle For Democracy"
Carrie Wickham
Emory University

"Muhammad: A Human Prophet"
Imtiyaz Yusuf
Mahidol University

"Islamophobia and the Challenges of Pluralism in the 21st Century"