Bruce B. Lawrence

Bruce B. Lawrence

Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor Emeritus of Religion

External Address: 
314 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
(919) 660-3506


The Comparative Study of Religious Movements; Institutional Islam, especially in Asia; Indo-Persian Sufism; the Religious Masks of Violence; Contemporary Islam as Abrahamic Faith and Religious Ideology

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1972

Selected Grants

Muslim Networks Workshops awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001

Lawrence, BB. The Koran in English: A Biography (Accepted). Princeton University Press, June 20, 2017. (Edited Book)

Lawrence, BB. "The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary." MUSLIM WORLD 106.3 (July 2016): 633-638. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kurzman, C, and Lawrence, BB. "Muslim Modernities: Interdisciplinary Insights Across Time and Space1." Ed. DE Ray and J Gedacht. The Muslim World 105.4 (October 2015): 439-445. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lawrence, BB. "The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam." JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC STUDIES 26.1 (January 2015): 69-72. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lawrence, BB. "Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology." MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL 69.2 (2015): 318-319.

Lawrence, BB. "Ibn Khaldun." MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL 69.2 (2015): 318-319.

Feyissa, D, and Lawrence, BB. "Muslims Renegotiating Marginality in Contemporary Ethiopia." The Muslim World 104.3 (July 2014): 281-305. Full Text

Lawrence, BB. "The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics." MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL 68.3 (2014): 486-488.

Lawrence, BB. "Chishti Sufis in the Sultanate of Delhi 1190-1400: From Restrained Indifference to Calculated Defiance." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY 134.1 (2014): 175-177. Full Text

Lawrence, BB. "A Companion to Muslim Ethics." SOPHIA 51.1 (April 2012): 139-141. Full Text