” ‘Every Time a Horn Goes, Another Replaces It’: Cyclicality and Conquest in Muslim Apocalypticism”
David Cook (Rice University)
David B. Cook is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. He is author of Studies in Muslim Apocalyptic (2003), Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature (2005), Understanding Jihad (2005), Martyrdom in Islam (2007), and, with Olivia Allison, Understanding and Addressing Suicide Attacks (2007). He is currently working on two major projects: Mystical Radical Islam (an exploration of the magical and mystical religious transformation current in radical Islamic takfiri movements), and Contemporary Shi`ite apocalyptic literature (from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon).