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  • Islamby Malise Ruthven

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This title contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements and it also offers perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy way) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? more...

  • Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introductionby Malise Ruthven

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. But what is fundamentalism? Malise Ruthven tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon - one that eludes simple definition, yet urgently needs to be understood. more...

  • Fundamentalismby Malise Ruthven

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Fundamentalist movements are seen as the major threat to world peace today, yet 'fundamentalism' is a term that eludes easy definitions. Malise Ruthven, writing with engaging clarity and directness, offers the first book to expose the nature of both religious and secular fundamentalism worldwide and to explore its many forms. more...

  • Islam: A Very Short Introductionby Malise Ruthven

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us through the complex debates. more...

  • Divine Supermarket, Theby Ruthven Malise

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Travelling in a battered camping van, Malise Ruthven set out across America in search of the manifestations - often bizarre and sometimes terrifying - of its religious spirit. The journey took him from the dark woods of Puritan New England to neo-Nazi cults in the Rockies; from Mormons and Snake-handlers to fundamentalist groups who challenge the teaching... more...

  • Encounters with Islamby Malise Ruthven

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    For many years Malise Ruthven has been at the forefront of discerning commentary on the Islamic world and its relations with the predominantly secularised and Christian societies of the West. Well known for his bold interventions on such issues as the Rushdie affair and publication of The Satanic Verses; the many unresolved questions relating to the... more...

  • A History of the Arab Peoplesby Malise Ruthven; Albert Hourani

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into... more...

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