Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World / Edition 1

by Carl W. Ernst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807855774

ISBN-13: 9780807855775

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807855775
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
423,826
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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