During the symposium 'Religion, Ethics, Failure' at Leiden University Dr Daan Beekers will present the recently published book Straying from the Straight Path that he edited with David Kloos.
Book launch 'Straying from the Straight Path' by Daan Beekers
Straying from the Straight Path examines how self-perceived failure is, in many cases, part and parcel of religious practice and experience. Responding to the need for comparative approaches in the face of the largely separated fields of the anthropology of Islam and Christianity, this volume gives full attention to moral failure as a constitutive and potentially energizing force in the religious lives of both Muslims and Christians in different parts of the world.
Emeritus professor Martin van Bruinessen will also give a lecture during the symposium: 'Ethical and Other Turns in the Study of Islam in Southeast Asia'.