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Carl W. Ernst

Carl W. Ernst

Carl W. Ernst, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A specialist in Islamic mysticism, he has spent research tours in Pakistan, India, and Turkey. He is also the author of Words and Ecstasy in Sufism and the translator of The Unveiling of Secrets: Diary of a Sufi Master by Ruzbihan Baqli.

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  • Sufism

    Sufism

    Paperback

    $19.95
  • The Shambhala Guide to Sufism

    The Shambhala Guide to Sufism

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    $18.95
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About Author

Carl W. Ernst is an award-winning specialist in Islamic studies, whose work has been mainly devoted to the study of three areas: general and critical issues of Islamic studies, premodern and contemporary Sufism, and Indo-Muslim culture. He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current research projects include studies of Muslim interpreters of Indian religions, and a translation of the Arabic poetry of al-Hallaj.

 

Ernst has a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from Stanford University and a PhD from Harvard University. He is now the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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