Carl W. Ernst (born September 8, 1950, Los Angeles, California) is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of [1 ] 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. [2 ] [3 ]
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 [3 ] Pomona College from 1981 to 1992. [4 ]
It was his suggestion for the UNC's
Summer Reading Program of Michael Sells (1999). . White Cloud Press. Approaching the Qurʼan that set in motion the UNC-Qur'an Controversy in 2002. [5 ]
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. [3 ]
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^ 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.
^ Ernst, Carl W. (May 2003). "From the Heart of the Qur'an Belt". Religious Studies News . Retrieved July 2, 2013.
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