By Patrick D. Bowen
A background of Conversion to Islam within the usa, quantity 1: White American Muslims ahead of 1975 is the 1st in-depth learn of the hundreds of thousands of white americans who embraced Islam among 1800 and 1975. Drawing from little-known records, interviews, and infrequent books and periodicals, Patrick D. Bowen unravels the complicated social and non secular components that resulted in the emergence of a wide selection of yank Muslim and Sufi conversion movements.
While many of the extra favourite Muslim and Sufi converts—including Alexander Webb, Maryam Jameelah, and Samuel Lewis—have bought consciousness in earlier reports, White American Muslims ahead of 1975 is the 1st booklet 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), collage of Denver-Iliff tuition of Theology Joint Ph.D. software, is the writer of over a dozen articles and booklet chapters at the background of non-Christian non secular groups within the United States.
Academic libraries, experts, practitioners, and informed laymen drawn to conversion to Islam, Islam within the usa, and smooth Sufism. Libraries and experts drawn to American faith and glossy esotericism.
"A reliable booklet, recommended."
Mark Sedgwick, 25 August 2015
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It would take well over half a century, and a surprisingly complex transformation of Western and us religious culture, for this current to produce a us Muslim convert movement. But its beginnings had already appeared by English’s day, and had even left their mark on English’s own ideas and identity. ”74 Ideas, Unity, Transcendence During the first half of the nineteenth century, the us witnessed the appearance of several new religious movements,75 but for the history of white American conversion to Islam, one of the most important deterritorializing religious currents was that of Idealism-based liberal religiosity.
52 Knapp, American Biography, 96. 53 On English’s parents, see Harvard University, Harvard College Class of 1867. Secretary’s Report No. 14 (Boston: Geo. H. , 1918), 62–63. 54 “George B. English,” Spectator, 3; Harvard College, A Catalogue of the Fraternity of ΦBK, Alpha of Massachusetts (Cambridge: Charles W. Sever, 1873), 19; Knapp, American Biography, 92. 55 “George B. w. , 1829), 6. 56 Harvard, A Catalogue of the Fraternity of ΦBK, 19; “George B. English,” Spectator, 3. 57 “George B. English,” Spectator, 3; Knapp, American Biography, 92.
6 William Ray, Poems, on Various Subjects, Religious, Moral, Sentimental and Humorous (Auburn, ny: Doubleday, 1821), 234. 7 Naval Documents, 3:530; Ray, Poems, 234. ”12 The remaining converts do not seem to have been nearly as unscrupulous as Wilson. At least two of them, in fact, were probably simply trying to negotiate the complex realities of competing ethnic, religious, and national commitments in wartime. 13 Another German-American, Lewis Hacksener,14 also converted soon after Wilson,15 but instead of being remembered for treachery, the single known account of Lewis’ actions indicates that in at least one instance he used his conversion and the advantages it gave him to help his former crew.