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Defining Islam: A Reader / Edition 1

Defining Islam: A Reader / Edition 1

by Andrew Rippin
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ISBN-13: 9781845530600
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Critical Categories in the Study of Religion Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Andrew Rippin is a Professor of Islamic History at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Sources     xi
Introduction     1
The Epistle of Abu Hanifa to 'Uthman al-Batti     17
Ten Things That Nullify One's Islam     19
The Formation of Muslim Society and its Characteristics     24
The Spread of Islam     30
Social Sciences
Between Text and Practice: Considerations in the Anthropological Study of Islam     37
The Study of Islam in Local Contexts     58
Beyond Ideology and Theology: The Search for the Anthropology of Islam     74
Two Countries, Two Cultures     104
Islamic Movements: One or Many?     118
Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: History, Community, Morality     136
Beyond Orientalism? Max Weber and the Displacements of "Essentialism" in the Study of Islam     148
The Muslim East as It Presents Itself     175
The Special Case of Islam     185
Religion is a Different Matter     195
Official, Popular, and Normative Religion in Islam     201
The Limits of Islamic Orthodoxy     222
Defining Islam in the Throes of Modernity     237
Islam, Europe, the West: Meanings-at-Stake and the Will-to-Power     252
The Problem: Unity inDiversity     269
The Dialectic of a Cultural Tradition     288
Conscience in the Construction of Religion: A Critique of Marshall G. S. Hodgson's The Venture of Islam     308
Conversion as a Social Process     323
The Media
Islam and the West     335
Islam and the Western Journalist     358
Glossary     371
Index of Authors     375
Index of Subjects     378

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