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Haunted by My Teaching Skeleton

Museum storage facilities, such as this one in Germany, often hold the remains of human beings. Jens Büttner/Picture Alliance/Getty Images There is …


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Hanbali Resource

This is a useful source with pdfs of books from and about the Hanbali school. including a number by Ibn al-Jawzi.


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Apostasy and the Prophet

There is an excellent discussion of the origins and extent of apostasy laws in Islamic contexts by Dr. Ahmet Kuru,  Porteous Professor …


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Death as Something We Make

[no-caption] Rouzes/Getty Images Renee (a pseudonym) closed her eyes, lay her head in her brother’s arms, and gently drew her last breath. …


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Handbook of Sufi Studies

Brill has recently published a Handbook of Sufi Studies. One of the editors, Alexander Knysh, discusses the new volume here.


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The Dawn of CRISPR Mutants

The China National GeneBank in Shenzhen opened in 2016 with the goal of storing and researching millions of genetic samples from humans, …


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The Power of Images

[no-caption] FG Trade/Getty Images The headlines and powerful prose of the anthropologists and journalists who write for SAPIENS draw our readers in …


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Spelling a Nation’s Name

Ruined buildings serve as reminders of the lives lost and displaced by the Kosovo War more than two decades ago. Erina Baci …


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