Month: July 2017

Centre staff – Making a Halal Berger?

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Professor Peter L. Berger, one of the twentieth century’s most influential sociologists, died on 27 June 2017. In the 1960s his classic in the sociology of religion, The Sacred Canopy, became one of the principal articulations of what has been termed ‘secularisation theory’ – the idea that as societies modernise, they will inevitably become less
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Riyaz Timol – Six Points for a Successful PhD

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Mosque in Bulgaria’s ‘icy mountains’ where Riyaz Timol did fieldwork. Photo credit: Riyaz Timol In late 2012, I commenced a PhD at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK as a fortunate recipient of Jameel funding.  Last week I emerged out of the other side relatively unscathed and with, as far
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