Richard C. Martin

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Richard C. Martin is emeritus professor of religion at Emory University

Richard C. Martin
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OccupationProfessor and Author

Biography[edit | edit source]

Professor Martin received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from New York University in 1975. His scholarly interests include Islamic studies, comparative religions, and religion and conflict.

He sits on several national academic boards and committees, He has lectured widely in the United State, Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia on topics related to Islam and the history of religions. Professor Martin has lived and done research in Egypt and elsewhere in the Muslim world, and he is engaged in cooperative projects with Muslim scholars.

In August 2012, Martin became Emeritus Professor of Religion at Emory.

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Department chair from 1996-1999 At Emory
  • President of the American Research Center in Egypt
  • Editor of the Review of Middle East Studies
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Middle East Studies Association
  • Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religion and Culture in the faculty of Virginia Tech University

Publications[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Co-editor[edit | edit source]

  • Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism
  • Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (Stanford University Press, 2009)
  • Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism (University of South Carolina Press, 2010)
  • Taziya, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim WorldMacmillan Reference USA, New York, 2004, p. 691 ISBN 0-02-865912-0

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