Asma Barlas

Retired Professor, Politics
School: School of Humanities and Sciences


Believing Women in Islam: A Brief Introduction, co-authored with David Raeburn Finn (University of Texas Press). Fall 2019. Introduces readers to some of the central arguments of the original book; for under-graduate students as well as a non-academic audience.

Cover of Brief Intro

Preface: Asma Barlas, A Simpler Believing Women

1. Interpreting Scripture: A Core Dispute
2. The Qur'an: God's Remedy for an Imperfect Humanity
3. Patriarchal Readings of the Qur'an
4. Methods and Revelation
5. Patriarchy
6. Equality and Difference
7. Family, Marriage, Equality
8. Critical Dilemmas (David Finn)
Afterword, David Finn.