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An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

2nd Edition

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Part of Introduction to Religion

  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521539067

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  • This revised and updated second edition features a new section tackling the issues arising from Islam's changing role in the volatile world order of the new millennium. Appearing at the end of a book which explores the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the role of religion in the current conflicts. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-41880-1 First Edition Pb (1995): 0-521-42929-3

    • Wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world's most dynamic religions
    • Expanded to 368 pages, and including new illustrations
    • Engagement with issues post-9/11
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    "Elegantly and clearly written, Waine's book manages to include a colossal amount of information in a relatively small space." Shari Lowin, Stonehill College

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521539067
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundations:
    1. 'There is no god but Allah …'
    2. Tradition in the making
    Part II. Islamic Teaching and Practice:
    3. Divine will and the law
    4. Theology: faith, justice, and last things
    5. The way of the Sufi
    6. The way of the Imams
    Part III. Islam in the Modern World:
    7. The heartlands and beyond
    8. Issues in contemporary Islam
    Excursus on Islamic origins
    Further reading

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Abrahamic Religions
    • Anthropology of the Muslim World
    • Exploration of World Cultures: Middle East
    • Govt and Politics of the Middle East
    • Intro. to Islam
    • Introduction to Islam
    • Introduction to Islamic Traditions
    • Islam
    • Islam: History, Practices, Beliefs
    • Islamic Law Course
    • Islamic Religious Traditions
    • Reading Islam
    • Senior Seminar: Understanding Islam and Muslims
    • The Qur'an
  • Author

    David Waines, Lancaster University
    David Waines is Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University.

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