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Denise A. Spellberg

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Denise A. Spellberg is an associate professor of history and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses on Islamic civilization and Islam in Europe and America.

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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise A. Spellberg


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of... Read more >
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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise A. Spellberg


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $13.99

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