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New Introduction to Islam

New Introduction to Islam - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631216049

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ISBN13: 978-0631216049
ISBN10: 0631216049
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2004
International: No

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New Introduction to Islam - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631216049

Daniel W. Brown

ISBN13: 978-0631216049
ISBN10: 0631216049
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Written in an engaging style, this text introduces students not just to what Muslims believe and practise, but also to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline.

  • Provides a thought-provoking account of the origins, major features and lasting impact of the Islamic tradition.
  • Introduces students to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline.
  • Examines how monotheism in the Near East produced a unique and brilliant intellectual and religious tradition spanning the fields of Islamic law, theology, philosophy and mysticism.
  • Surveys the ways in which Islamic tradition has enriched the world and in turn been enriched by interaction with other civilizations, from the Mongols to the modern West.
  • Considers the opportunities and challenges facing Muslims today.
  • Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, and useful maps and diagrams.

Table of Contents

Figures And Charts
Introduction
The Problem Of Defining Islam
What To Expect From This Book
Essential Resources For The Study Of Islam

Part I: Islamic Originis
Part II: The Information Of The Islamic Tradition
Part III: Islamic Institutions
Part IV: Crisis And Renewal In Islamic History

Bibliography
Index

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