Following Muhammad

Following Muhammad

Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
The author departs from the Middle Eastern-focused orientation of many guides to Islam, focusing on the religion as a worldwide phenomenon that is practiced by twenty percent of the world’s population, covering the various movements within the religion that affect the modern world. (Religion--Islam)

Blackwell North Amer
With translations of selections from Islamic texts, some appearing in English for the first time, Ernst offers access to Muslim voices and key themes, particularly the central role of the Prophet Muhammad. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion. A concise selected reading list provides a helpful guide for future study. This engaging introduction to Islam should be every non-Muslim's first resource for learning about a religion that is a major presence in the world.

The University of North Carolina Press
Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.

Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780807828373
0807828378
Branch Call Number: 297 Er66f
Characteristics: xxv, 244 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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