Moroccan Sufism and the Literature of Miracles

William Young

Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism, by Vincent Cornell, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

Religious studies arouse our interest by illuminating key moments in our everyday existence. In even the most mundane endeavors – painting a wall, filing paperwork, washing the dishes – we choose between maximizing personal gain (or, at least, minimizing effort) and "doing things right."

The Enchanting and Ossified Past: Visiting Lebanon with Roseanne Saad Khalaf

Malek Abisaab

LEBANON: FOUR JOURNEYS TO THE PAST, by Roseanne Saad Khalaf, 225 pp. Dar An-NaharBeirut: 1998.

Roseanne Khalaf visits the Lebanese past with a personal rather than historical bent, weaving travelogues, autobiography and history into four short stories. From the bleak present and the gloomy depths of the Civil War (1975-90), the author reminisces about the "beauty, magic, mystery," and the "enchantment" of the Lebanon that was.


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