What is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic and Islam in Liberalism

Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic, Princeton University Press, 2015, 624 pp., $39.50 US (hbk), ISBN 9780691164182.

Joseph A. Massad, Islam in Liberalism, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 384 pp., $40.00 US (hbk), ISBN 9780226206226.

Reviewed by Bruce B. Lawrence (Duke University)

Bruce B. Lawrence’s review of What is Islam? and Liberalism in Islam..