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Islam in the Middle East: A Living Tradition / Edition 1
     

Islam in the Middle East: A Living Tradition / Edition 1

by G. P. Makris, Gerasimos Makris
 

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ISBN-10: 140511603X

ISBN-13: 9781405116039

Pub. Date: 09/05/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted.

  • Offers numerous ethnographic examples from

Overview

This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted.

  • Offers numerous ethnographic examples from the Middle East and North Africa
  • Explores key concepts, including the doctrinal foundations of Islam; the role of religious scholars; the five pillars; and Islamic “orthodoxy”
  • Includes discussion of spirit-possession cults as integral part of Islamic tradition
  • Introduces politics and current affairs as key elements in understanding contemporary Islamic discourse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405116039
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Transliteration and Abbreviations.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. The Islamic Community through History.

2. The Foundations of Islamic Doctrine and the Community of Believers.

3. Authority and Knowledge.

4. The Five Pillars.

5. Islamic Mysticism.

6. Islamic Reformism.

7. Islamism: A General Overview.

8. Islamism at the Local Level.

Notes.

References.

Index

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