The SAGE Handbook of Islamic Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Islamic Studies

by Akbar S Ahmed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761943250

ISBN-13: 9780761943259

Pub. Date: 05/30/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This timely and stimulating Handbook, edited by world-class experts in the field, provides a comprehensive guide to Islamic Studies today. It examines the main issues in the field and explores the key debates. It provides readers with an indispensable, balanced guide to the roots of Islam and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century.
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This timely and stimulating Handbook, edited by world-class experts in the field, provides a comprehensive guide to Islamic Studies today. It examines the main issues in the field and explores the key debates. It provides readers with an indispensable, balanced guide to the roots of Islam and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761943259
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/30/2010
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Current Issues in Islamic Studies - Laura Thomas
PART ONE: ISLAM AND MULTICULTURALISM
Islam as a Community of Discourse and a World System - John Obert Voll
Islam, Diaspora and Multiculturalism - Bryan S Turner
Andalusian Jurist, Berber Commander and Mozarab Rebel - Camilo Gomez-Rivas
Understanding Iberia's Islamic Experience
PART TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF ISLAM
The Qur'an - Qaiser Shahzad
Islamic Concepts of Justice - Lawrence Rosen
Islamic Economics: Salient Features and a Critical Survey - S M Ghazanfar
From Madrasa to University: The Challenges and Formats of Islamic Education - Dietrich Reetz
Political Philosophy and Political Thought in the Medieval Arabic-Islamic Tradition of the Middle East - Charles E Butterworth
PART THREE: CULTURE OF ISLAM
Arabic-Islamic Literature: Continuities and Transformations - Asma Afsaruddin
Islamic Art: Visual Manifestations of a Faith and a Culture - Walter Denny
PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ISLAM
Women's Agency in Muslim Society - Amineh Ahmed
Islam and Democracy: Is Turkey an Exception or a Role Model? - Haldun Gülalp
Islam in the West - Earle H Waugh
PART FIVE: DIVERSITY WITHIN ISLAM
Shi'a Islam - Ayatollah Dr Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Doctrinal Sufism and Theoretical Gnosis - Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Contemporary Sufism: Islam without Borders - Robert Sampson

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