Frederick M. Denny is Professor of Islamic Studies and the History of Religions at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A University of Chicago Ph.D. with previous teaching appointments at Yale College and the University of Virginia, he has conducted field research on Qur'anic recitation, Muslim popular ritual, and characteristics of contemporary Muslim societies in Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. His current research includes Muslim community formation in North America and Muslim human rights discourses. His college level textbook An Introduction to Islam (2nd edition, Macmillan 1994) is widely used and his University of South Carolina Press series "Studies in Comparative Religion" published pioneering books on Islamic subjects. He served on the editorial boards of The Muslim World, Teaching Theology and Religion, and Journal of Ritual Studies. He recently published (with John Corrigan, Carlos M.N. Eire, and Martin S. Jaffee) Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, together with a related anthology, Readings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Prentice-Hall 1998).