Religious Studies and the Study of Islam: Mutual Misperceptions, Shared Promises | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 71, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



The relationship between scholars working in the field of Islamic Studies and those affiliating themselves with Religious Studies (in the Netherlands, but also beyond) is plagued by a number of mutual misperceptions. These misperceptions should, and in fact can, be overcome. To argue this point, I (1) sketch the institutional framework of Islamic and Religious Studies in the Netherlands; (2) discuss a current area of fruitful interaction, viz., the study of Islamic ritual; and (3) end by some methodological reflections on future possibilities for collaboration between the two disciplines.


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