• The Baha'is

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (I B Tauris, 2014-10-30)
    • Brian Bocking: Making the Study of Religions

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 2016-06-31)
      Writing an academic biography of Brian Bocking is a formidable task for various reasons: first, there is the anticipation of a witty, self-ironic comment from him mocking the whole exercise itself and his own person at the same time: “Has my obituary already been written?” is the kind of comment one would expect from him. Second, there has always been something intimidating about Brian’s physical and intellectual stature. Third, in a professional context, Brian has always been very discreet about his private life, first and foremost about his own religious convictions. Brian has been part of a generation of Study of Religions scholars who clearly separate their religious beliefs or unbeliefs which they hold in private from their professional engagement in the academic study of religions.
    • “From Hafiz”: Irish Orientalism, Persian poetry, and W B Yeats

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Harvard University Press, 2015-09-24)
      This book chapter investigates the reception of and views on Persian mystical poetry within literary and intellectual circles in Ireland at the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, focusing on William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), the leading figure of the cultural and literary Irish Renaissance in this period.
    • From Irish Exceptionalism to European Normality?: The New Islamic Presence in the Republic of Ireland, Etudes Irlandaises 39

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014-11)
      Due to its colonial past, Ireland has often been described as an exceptional state in Western Europe. The discourse of Irish exceptionalism also suggests a smoother path of integration for Muslim migrants compared to other Western European countries. Apart from providing an overview of Muslim immigration to the Republic of Ireland in the last 20 years, the paper critically engages with the discourse of Irish exceptionalism and discusses how the Ireland’s experience of colonialism shapes current discourses on the new Islamic presence in the Republic of Ireland.
    • Ireland

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; Montgomery, Victoria; University of Chester ; Queen’s University, Belfast (Brill, 2014-10-30)
      This article discusses the Muslim presence in Ireland.
    • Muslims in Ireland: Past and present

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; Sakaranaho, Tuula; Khan, Adil H.; Shanhanneik, Yafa; Ibrahim, Vivian; University of Chester ; University of Helsinki ; University College Cork ; University College Cork ; University College Cork (Edinburgh University Press, 2015-03-20)
      This book aims to provide the first complete survey of Muslims in Ireland combining historical, sociological and ethnographic research approaches.
    • Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Vol. 8

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; Akgonul, Samim; Alibasic, Ahmet; Nielsen, Jorgen S.; Racius, Egdunas; University of Chester, University of Strasbourg, University of Sarajevo, University of Birmingham, Vytautas Magnus University (Brill, 2016-11-28)
      The Yearbook of Muslims reports on the most current information available from surveyed countries, offering an annual overview of statistical and demographic data, topical issues of public debate, shifting transnational networks, changes to domestic and legal policies, and major activities in Muslim organisations and institutions
    • Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 7

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; Akgonul, Samim; Alibasic, Ahmet; Nielsen, Jorgen S.; Racius, Egdunas; University of Chester; Strasbourg University; Faculty of Islamic Studies and Center for Advanced Studies, Sarajevo; University of Copenhagen; Vytautas Magnus University (Brill, 2015-12-14)
      The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe is an essential resource for analysis of Europe's dynamic Muslim populations. Featuring up-to-date research from forty-six European countries, the reports provide cumulative knowledge of on-going trends and developments around Muslims in different European countries. In addition to offering a relevant framework for original research, the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an invaluable source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, policy-makers, and related research institutions.
    • ʿAbbās Afandī ʿAbd al-Bahāʾ: Treatise on Civilisation

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Brill, 2017-10-20)
      English translations of an excerpt from the Persian Treatise of Civilisation by Abd al-Baha Abbas Effendi.