Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Marcia Hermansen, PhD

Title/s:  Professor and
Director of Islamic World Studies

Office #:  Crown Center 441

Phone: 773.508.2345


CV Link: Hermansen CV

External Webpage: http://mherman.sites.luc.edu

Research Interests

Islamic Studies, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Comparative Religion, South Asian and Middle East Studies, Mysticism, Women and Gender, Religion in America, Critical Theory, Youth Cultures, Islamic Theology, Interfaith Dialogue

Selected Publications

Hermansen Publications since 2013

Co-edited volumes

Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim
Women Theologians co-edited with
Ednan Aslan and Elif Medeni.
Peter Lang, 2013.

Islam and Citizenship Education co-edited
with Ednan Aslan, Springer, 2015.

Islam, Religions, and Pluralism in Europe co-edited with Ednan Aslan and Ranja Ebrahim, Wiesbaden: Springer 2016.

Religion and Violence: Muslim and Christian Theological and Pedagogical Reflections co-edited with Ednan Aslan, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2017.

Book Chapters

“Conversion to Islam: Historical and Theological Perspectives” in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion ed. Lewis Rambo and Charles Farhadian, Oxford, 2014, 632-666.

“American Sufis and American Islam: From Private Spirituality to the Public Sphere” in Islamic Movements and Islam in the Multicultural World: Islamic Movements and Formation of Islamic Ideologies in the Information Age. Kazan: Russian Federation, Kazan Federal University Publishing House, 2014, 189-208.

“Sufi Movements in America” in the Oxford Handbook of American Islam, edited by Y. Haddad and J. Smith Oxford, 2014, 119-136.

“Who is Fethullah Gulen? An Overview of His Life” in Hizmet Means Service ed. Martin E. Marty, University of California Press, 2015, 18-40.

“Alter/native Democracies: Muslim and Catholic Negotiations of Culture, Religion, and Citizenship in the 21st Century” in Democracy, Culture, and Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents ed. Michael Schuck, Fordham University Press, 2015, 134-148.

“Classical and Contemporary Islamic Perspectives on Religious Plurality in Islam”, Islam, Religions and Pluralism in Europe Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer, 2016, 39-56.

“The Shahadah” in Foundations of Islam Zafar Ishaq Ansari and I. Nawwab (eds.) Paris: UNESCO, 2016, 627-651.

“Feasts of Paradise: Banqueting and Sacrifice in the Islamic Tradition” in Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017, 131-144.

Muslim Theologians of Non-Violence in Religion and Violence: Muslim and Christian Theological and Pedagogical Reflections Ednan Aslan and Marcia Hermansen (eds), Wiesbaden: Springer, 2017, 147-162.