February 19-20, 2011

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
FedEx Global Education Center
Rooms 1005 & 1009
8th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference How Ideas Win
Formations of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy In Muslim 
Practice and Thought “Wherever Muslims have the power to regulate, uphold, require, or adjust correct practices, and to condemn, exclude, undermine, or replace incorrect ones, there is the domain of orthodoxy.” --Talal Asad  

“It is -- to use that word with all its difficulties in an Islamic context -- the ‘orthodoxy’. But changes in ‘orthodoxy’ have always come about by a cumulative pressure that continues to build up outside its nucleus, and when a critical mass is reached the nucleus ‘re-forms’ itself." --Fazlur Rahman