In the Footsteps of Muhammad: Understanding the Islamic Experience

In the Footsteps of Muhammad: Understanding the Islamic Experience

by John Renard
     
 

Given the focus of world attention on Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf in recent years, Dr. John Renard offers a concise, readable, and sensitive introduction to the beliefs and worldview of those who profess Islam. While most studies of a world religion do so topically, thematically reviewing doctrines, laws, and specific faith principles, Renard…  See more details below

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Given the focus of world attention on Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf in recent years, Dr. John Renard offers a concise, readable, and sensitive introduction to the beliefs and worldview of those who profess Islam. While most studies of a world religion do so topically, thematically reviewing doctrines, laws, and specific faith principles, Renard takes an interesting and more engaging tack.

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Library Journal
In this introductory text for the American non-Muslim, Renard (theological studies, St. Louis Univ.) emphasizes Islamic paradigms and metaphors that Christians and Jews will find familiar from their own traditions. Taking a sympathetic approach to Islam, he attempts to refute the barrage of distorted images, condescending attitudes, and unfounded fears commonly held in the West by pointing out the irrationality of media stereotypes and stressing the common religious experiences of the faithful. The text meanders through various theological topics and current issues, drawing upon important Qur'anic passages and the ideas of major Islamic scholars. Recommended for its positive approach and informative discussions of a much maligned ideological system.-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809133161
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.50(d)

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