By Patrick D. Bowen
A background of Conversion to Islam within the usa, quantity 1: White American Muslims sooner than 1975 is the 1st in-depth learn of the millions of white americans who embraced Islam among 1800 and 1975. Drawing from little-known documents, interviews, and infrequent books and periodicals, Patrick D. Bowen unravels the complicated social and spiritual components that resulted in the emergence of a wide selection of yank Muslim and Sufi conversion movements.
While the various extra well-known Muslim and Sufi converts—including Alexander Webb, Maryam Jameelah, and Samuel Lewis—have bought recognition in earlier stories, White American Muslims prior to 1975 is the 1st ebook to focus on formerly unknown yet very important figures, together with Thomas M. Johnson, Louis Glick, Nadirah Osman, and T.B. Irving.
Patrick D. Bowen, Ph.D. (2013), college of Denver-Iliff college of Theology Joint Ph.D. application, is the writer of over a dozen articles and ebook chapters at the heritage of non-Christian non secular groups within the United States.
Academic libraries, experts, practitioners, and proficient laymen drawn to conversion to Islam, Islam within the usa, and smooth Sufism. Libraries and experts drawn to American faith and smooth esotericism.
"A solid e-book, recommended."
Mark Sedgwick, 25 August 2015