Bookshelf

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REQUIRED READING:

Buruma, Ian.  Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance.  New York: Penguin, 2006.  ISBN-13: 9780143112365 [Reading entire book]

Sniderman, Paul M. and Louk Hagendoorn.  When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and Its Discontents in the Netherlands.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.  ISBN-13: 978-0691141015  [Reading entire book]

Froese, Paul.  The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization.  University of California Press, 2008.  ISBN-13: 9780520255296  [Reading selections]

Berger, Peter L.  The Desecularization of the World: Resurgent Religion and World Politics.  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999.  ISBN-13: 978-0802846914  [Reading selections]

Calhoun, Craig, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen (eds).  Rethinking Secularism.  Oxford University Press, 2011.  ISBN-13: 978-0199796687  [Reading selections]

Bellah, Robert Neelly.  The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial.  Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1992.  ISBN-13: 978-0226041995  [Reading selections]

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RECOMMENDED READING / REFERENCE MATERIALS:

van der Horst, Hans.  The Low Sky: Understanding the Dutch.  Scriptum: Schiedam, 2001.  ISBN-13: 978-9055941995

Shetter, William Z.  The Netherlands in Perspective: The Dutch way of Organizing a Society and its Setting.  Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders: Utrecht, 2002.  ISBN-13: 978-9055170791  [There is also an older American edition, found here.]

Aslan, Reza.  No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. Random House: New York, 2011.  ISBN-13: 9780812982442

Ernst, Carl W.  Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World.  The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2003.  ISBN-13: 978-0807855775

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