Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

by Roger Allen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080286600X

ISBN-13: 9780802866004

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

In this straightforward and authoritative collection of fifteen essays — each by a different, specialized expert in the field — readers will encounter all the major elements of Islam, including its history, its beliefs, its practices, and its interactions, notably with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. Islam: A Short Guide to the

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In this straightforward and authoritative collection of fifteen essays — each by a different, specialized expert in the field — readers will encounter all the major elements of Islam, including its history, its beliefs, its practices, and its interactions, notably with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith will inform and enlighten all who wish to better understand this increasingly influential world religion.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802866004
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
867,441
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, by Bruce B. Lawrence....................ix
Editors' Preface....................xiii
Acknowledgments....................xv
Note to Readers....................xvii
1. Islam Shawkat M. Toorawa....................3
2. Qur'an Roger Allen....................21
3. Muhammad Tahera Qutbuddin....................28
4. Hadith and Sunna Scott C. Lucas....................38
5. Shari'a Aron Zysow....................43
6. Islamic Philosophy Jon McGinnis....................52
7. Sufism Ahmet T. Karamustafa....................61
8. Shi'ites, Shi'ism Abdulaziz Sachedina....................68
9. Sunnis, Sunnism Scott C. Lucas....................77
10. Mosque Ruba Kana'an....................87
11. Islamic Government Joseph E. Lowry....................95
12. Women and Islam Homayra Ziad....................105
13. Islam and Judaism Mark S. Wagner....................116
14. Islam and Christianity Paul Löffler and Mark N. Swanson....................126
15. Islam in America Jane I. Smith....................135
Glossary....................140
Bibliography for Further Viewing and Reading....................150
Contributors....................167
Index....................169

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