Carl W. Ernst (born September 8, 1950, Los Angeles, California) is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Islamic studies at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.
Ernst received his A.B. in comparative religion at Stanford University in 1973, and his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1981. He taught at Pomona College from 1981 to 1992.
Ernst's recent book, Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (UNC Press, 2003), has received several international awards, including the 2004 Bashrahil Prize for Outstanding Cultural Achievement.
- How to Read the Qur'an: A New Guide, with Select Translations, University of North Carolina Press. (2011) ISBN 0-8078-3516-1
- Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World, University of North Carolina Press. (2003) ISBN 0-8078-5577-4
- Sufi Martyrs of Love: Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond (co-authored with Bruce Lawrence) (2002) ISBN 1-4039-6027-5
- Teachings of Sufism (1999) ISBN 1-57062-349-X
- A translation of The Unveiling of Secrets: Diary of a Sufi Master by Ruzbihan Baqli (1997) ISBN 0-9644362-1-3
- The Shambhala Guide to Sufism (1997) ISBN 1-57062-180-2
- Ruzbihan Baqli: Mysticism and the Rhetoric of Sainthood in Persian Sufism (1996) ISBN 0-7007-0342-X
- Eternal Garden: Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center (1993) ISBN 0-19-566869-3
- Words of Ecstasy in Sufism (1985) ISBN 0-87395-917-5
- ^ Terrie M. Rooney (ed.), Contemporary Authors, Vol. 163 (Gale Research Co., 1998: ISBN 0-7876-1998-1), p. 132.
- ^ CHIASMOS: Carl Ernst - "Muslim Interpreters of Yoga"
- ^ a b c Carl Ernst's web page
- ^ Contemporary Authors, Vol. 163, p. 132.
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