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Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices / Edition 2

Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices / Edition 2

by Teresa Bernheimer, Andrew Rippin


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Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices / Edition 2

The revised, second edition of this authoritative text provides a survey of Islamic history and thought with new chapters on intellectual thought and medieval developments. Rippin examines the elements which come together to form Islam, in particular the Qur'an and the traditions from Muhammad.

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ISBN-13: 9780415217828
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Series: Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Andrew Rippin is Professor of History and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada. He specialises in Islamic Studies and has written and edited several books on Islam and the Qur'an, including Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature and The Islamic World (both published by Routledge).

Table of Contents

Preface to the third editionix
Transliteration and other technical considerationsxi
Part IFormative elements of classical Islam7
2The Qur'an22
Part IIEmergence of Islamic identity59
4Political action and theory61
5Theological exposition73
6Legal developments88
7Ritual practice103
Part IIIAlternative visions of classical Islamic identity119
8The Shia121
9Sufi devotion136
Part IVConsolidation of Islamic identity149
10Intellectual culture151
11Medieval visions of Islam160
Part VModern visions of Islam173
12Describing modernity175
13Muhammad and modernity200
14The Quran and modernity229
15Issues of identity257
Part VIRe-visioning Islam285
16Feminism's Islam287
17Islam in the twenty-first century and beyond301
Bibliography and further reading355
Resources on the internet361
Index of Quran citations363
General index365

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