Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices
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This text provides a survey of Islamic history and thought, from its formative period to the present day. The book examines the elements which come together to form Islam and explores how its disciplines of theology and law have evolved. This edition also comments on 21st century developments affecting Muslims.
Preface to the Fourth Edition. Introduction Part 1: Formative Elements of Classical Islam 1. Prehistory 2. The Qur'an 3. Muhammad Part 2: Emergence of Islamic Identity 4. Political Action and Theory 5. Theological Exposition 6. Legal Developments 7. Ritual Practice Part 3: Alternative Visions of Classical Islamic Identity 8. The Shi'a 9. Sufi Devotion Part 4: Consolidation of Islamic Identity 10. Intellectual Culture 11. Medieval Visions of Islam Part 5: Modern Visions of Islam 12. Describing Modernity 13. Muhammad and Modernity 14. The Qur'an and Modernity 15. Issues of Identity: Ritual and Politics Part 6: Re-Visioning Islam 16. Women, Intellectuals and Other Challenges 17. Perceptions of Muslims in the Twenty-First Century. Glossary. References. General Index. Index of Qur'an Citations.
This concise and authoritative guide provides a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion down to modern times.
Autor: Andrew Rippin
Andrew Rippin is Professor of History and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada. He specialises in Islamic Studies and has written and edited several books on Islam and the Qur'an, including Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature and The Islamic World (both published by Routledge).
Autor: Andrew Rippin
ISBN-13:: 9780415489409
ISBN: 0415489407
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2011
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Gewicht: 617g
Seiten: 355
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 12004, 4th Revised edition. Revised
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x156x19 mm, 24 black & white illustrations