The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

by Clinton Bennett

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies is a comprehensive one volume reference guide to Islam and study in this area. A team of leading international scholars - Muslim and non-Muslim - cover important aspects of study in the field, providing readers with a complete and accessible source of information to the wide range of methodologies and theoretical principles involved. Presenting Islam as a variegated tradition, key essays from the contributors demonstrate how it is subject to different interpretations, with no single version privileged. In this volume, Islam is treated as a lived experience, not only as theoretical ideal or textual tradition.

Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including a substantial A-Z of key terms and concepts, chronology and a detailed list of resources, this is the essential reference guide for anyone working in Islamic Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472586896
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Series: Bloomsbury Companions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 440
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.
Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA. 

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors\Acknowledgements\Part I: Introduction Clinton Bennett \ Part II: Research Methods and Problems Elliott Bazano\Part III: Current Research and Issues\1.Quranic Studies Andrew Rippin\2. Hadith Studies Aisha Y. Musa\3. Researching Sufism in the 21st Century: Expanding the Context of Inquiry Arthur F Buehler\4. Islamic Theology Mashhad Al-Allaf\5. Study of Shi 'ite Islam Syed Rizwan Zamir\6. Salafi Islam: The Study of Contemporary Religious-Political Movements William Shepard \ 7. Islam and the West William Shepard\8. Fiqh, The Science of Islamic Jurisprudence Maria Curtis\9. From Margin to Mainstream: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture in the Twenty- First Century Jaclynne J. Kerner\Part IV: New Directions: The who, why, what, how and where of Studying Islam Clinton Bennett\Part V: Chronology Clinton Bennett\Part VI: Resources: An Annotated Bibliographical Guide Clinton Bennett and Contributors \ Part VII: A-Z Index of Key Terms and Concepts Clinton Bennett\ References\Index

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