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The Essentials of Ibadi Islam. by Valerie J. Hoffman. Syracuse University Press, 2012.

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Ibadi Islam is a distinct sect of Islam, neither Sunni nor Shi’ite, that emerged in the early Islamic period and remains active today in small pockets of North Africa and as the dominant sect of Oman. Despite its antiquity, it has often been misunderstood and remains little known. Seeking to redress this gap and to introduce this influential Islamic school to the non-Arabic-speaking world, Hoffman offers the first book-length overview of Ibadi theology published in English.

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SOPHIA, Volume 51, Number 1 (2012), 139-141, DOI: 10.1007/s11841-011-0293-xReview of Amyn B. Sajoo (ed.), A Companion to Muslim Ethics I.B. Tauris in Conjunction with the Institute of Ismaili Studies; London & New York, 2010, ISBN: 978-1848855953, hb, 256pp.Bruce B. Lawrence, January 20, 2012.

Bruce Lawrence is an emeritus professor of Islamic studies at Duke University. In Fall 2012 he will be teaching as an adjunct professor in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University in Istanbul, Turkey.