Dr. Martin Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 343
Sufi Master and Qur'an Scholar: Abū l-Qāsim al-Qushayri and the Laṭāʾif al-ishārāt. London: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Scholarly Articles and Chapters, Peer-Reviewed
[Accepted, Publication Pending] “Sunni Hermeneutical Literature” in The Oxford Handbook of Qur’anic Studies, edited by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem & Mustafa Shah. Oxford University Press, expected 2017-18.
“Modern Scripturalism and Emergent Theological Trajectories: Moving Beyond the Qur’an as Text,” Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, vol. 2 no. 1 (November 2016), pp. 61-79.
“Al-Qushayrī’s Exegetical Encounter with the Miʿrāj” in The Spirit and the Letter: Approaches to the Esoteric Interpretation of the Qur’an, edited by Annabel Keeler & Sajjad Rizvi. London: Institute of Ismaili Studies & Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 241-270.
“Sufi Theological Thought” in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology, edited by Sabine Schmidtke. Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 325-343.
“The Textual Legacy of Abū l-Qāsim al-Qušayrī: A Bibliographic Record,” co-authored with Francesco Chiabotti, Arabica, vol. 61 (2014), no. 3-4, pp. 339-395.
“Al-Tafsīr al-kabīr: An Investigation of al-Qushayrī’s Major Qur’an Commentary,” Journal of Sufi Studies vol. 2 no. 1 (2013), pp. 17-45.
“Al-Qushayrī and His Legacy,” co-authored with Matthew Ingalls, Journal of Sufi Studies vol. 2 no. 1 (2013), pp. 1-6.
Guest Editor of Journal of Sufi Studies vol. 2 no. 1 (2013), Special Issue on al-Qushayrī.
“Letter by Letter: Tracing the Textual Genealogy of a Sufi Tafsīr” in The Aims, Methods and Context of Qur’anic Exegesis (2nd/8th – 9th/15th Centuries), edited by Karen Bauer. London: Institute of Ismaili Studies & Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 217-240.
“Exegesis of theḤurūf al-Muqaṭṭaʿa: Polyvalency in Sunnī Traditions of Qur’anic Interpretation”, Journal of Qur’anic Studies vol. 14 no. 2 (2012), pp. 1-28.
“Hermeneutics as Translation: As Assessment of Islamic Translation Trends in America,” Muslim World, vol. 98, no. 4 (October 2008), pp. 485-501.
[In Progress] “Naming Religion and Islam in Teaching About Global White Supremacy: Intersectional Interventions,” to be submitted to Teaching Theology and Religion as part of the 2017-18 Colloquy on Writing the Scholarship of Teaching in Theology and Religion.
[In Progress] “Ascending to Subtleties: Abūl’-Qāsim al-Qushayrī’s Laṭāʾif al-ishārāt (The Subtleties of the Signs,” in A Guide to Sufi Literature, edited by Mohammed Rustom and Joseph Lumbard. Berkeley: University of California Press, expected 2019.
Scholarly Articles and Chapters
[Accepted, Publication Pending] “Response to Christoph Schwöbel’s ‘The One and the Three in Christian Worship and Doctrine,’” in Affirming the Unity of God: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, edited by Lucinda Mosher and David Marshall. Georgetown University Press, expected 2017.
“Issues of Immediacy and Identity in Scholarship and Pedagogy for Islam in the Academy,” Islam at Jesuit Colleges & Universities, edited by Aysha Hidayatullah and Erin Brigham, University of San Francisco Press, 2016, pp. 43-52.
“Paper and the Formation of a Paper Society,” Ascent, no. 1 (Spring 2007), p. 11.
[Submitted] “The Contours of God’s Power: Dominion, Creation, and Anthropocentrism in Islamic Scripture,” in Divine Power and Human Power: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, edited by Lucinda Mosher and David Marshall. Georgetown University Press, expected 2018.
[Submitted] “The Power of God in the World: Divine Action, Decree, and Intervention in Islamic Scripture,” in Divine Power and Human Power: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, edited by Lucinda Mosher and David Marshall. Georgetown University Press, expected 2018.
Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition. Leiden, Brill, 2007-present . The following entries:
- Daqqāq, Abu ʿAlī (2015)
- al-Fūrakī, Abū Bakr (2014)
- Ibn ʿAṭāʾ Aḥmad (2016)
- Ibn Fūrak, Abū Bakr Muḥammad (2017)
- Jurayrī, ʿAbdallah (pending)
[Publication Pending] I.B. Tauris Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization. Edited by Muhammad A.S. Abdel Haleem & Mustafa A.A. Shah. I.B. Tauris, expected 2018-2019. The following biographies:
- al-Fuḍayl ibn ʿIyāḍ (d. 187/802-3)
- al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥabīb (d. 406/1015)
- al-Niffarī (d. c. 366/977)
- al-Qushayrī (d. 465/1072)
“Piety and Asceticism,” Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Edited by Gerhard Böwering, et al. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012, pp. 415-416.
“Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya,” Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, vol. 145. Detroit, Gale Cengage, 2012, pp. 97-162. Volume advisor, provided review and bibliographic annotations for the Rabi’a entry.
“Caravans,” Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Edited by Larrisa J. Taylor, et al. Leiden: Brill, 2009, pp. 84-86.
Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States. Edited by Jocelyne Cesari. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007. The following articles:
- Bawa Muhaiyadin Fellowship
- Khan, Hazrat Inayat (1882-1926)
- Muhammad (570-632)
- United Submitters International
[Submitted, Publication Pending] Book Review of Shahab Ahmed, “Before Orthodoxy: The Satanic Verses in Early Islam,” Religious Studies Review.
Book Review of Gerhard Böwering & Bilal Orfali, “The Comfort of the Mystics: A Manual and Anthology of Early Sufism,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 136, no. 3(2016), pp. 658-659.
Book Review of Mona Siddiqui, “Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name,” Reading Religion: Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Published online June 30, 2016, http://readingreligion.org/books/hospitality-and-islam.
Book Review of Mohammad Hassan Khalil, “Between Heaven and Hell:Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 135, no. 3(2015), pp. 31-32.
Book Review of Saeko Yazaki, “Islamic Mysticism and Abū Ṭālib al-Makkī: The Role of the Heart,” Journal of Sufi Studies, vol. 2, no. 2 (2013), pp. 207-209.
Book Review of Todd Lawson, “Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur’an, Exegesis, Messianism, and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, vol. 30, no. 1 (2013), pp. 102-104.
Book Review of Gavin Picken, “Spiritual Purification in Islam: The Life and Works of al-Muḥāsibī,” Journal of Sufi Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (2012), pp. 247-249.
Book Review of Sophia Vasalou, “Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu‘tazilite Ethics,” Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 43, no. 2 (Winter 2009), pp. 291-293.
Book Review of Abdullah Saeed, “Interpreting the Qur’an: Towards a Contemporary Approach,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, vol. 24, no. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 117-120.
Contending Modernities, University of Notre Dame, “Expanding the Conversation on Hospitality in Islam” [26 May 2017]
Islamicana, Founder and Contributor, 2012-2017. https://islamicana.com/
Wabash Center’s Teaching Islam Series, 2016-2017:
- “Navigating the Yūsuf/Joseph Narrative” [12 July 2017]
- “Teaching Black Lives Matter through Islam and Muslims” [26 April 2017]
- “Teaching Qur’anic Exegesis in English” [15 February 2017]
- “Against Reductive Narratives of Religious Motive” [14 September 2016]
- “Teaching Islamic Theology Through Black Lives” [June 15, 2016]
- “The Mosque Design Project” [6 April 2016]
- “Learning Through Experience: Memorization and Recitation” [3 February 2016]
- “Teaching Black Lives Matter Through Islam and Muslims” [26 April 2016]