Thoughts on Dissecting an Octopus

Aaron Hughes, Marshall Hodgson and Navigating the Normative /Descriptive Divide in the Study of Islam

Authors

  • Vernon James Schubel Kenyon College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i4.15

Keywords:

Islam, Islamic Studies, Omid Safi, Aaron Hughes, Theory

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Published

2014-12-02

How to Cite

Schubel, V. (2014). Thoughts on Dissecting an Octopus: Aaron Hughes, Marshall Hodgson and Navigating the Normative /Descriptive Divide in the Study of Islam. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(4), 15–21. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i4.15

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