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  • Universal Dimensions of Islamby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Islam's acceptance of other religions remains an enigma for many Westerners. The 16 essays in this volume, by renowned experts on Islam such as Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Titus Burckhardt, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, explore the fundamental universality of the world's second largest religion, presenting an incisive portrait of Islam that is seldom... more...

  • Understanding Islamby Frithjof Schuon; Annemarie Schimmel; Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    With over one billion believers throughout the globe, Islam remains one of the most misunderstood of the world's great Revelations. In this fully revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, philosopher Frithjof Schuon offers readers a deeper understanding of Islam, the world's second largest religion. Featuring an extensive appendix of previously... more...

  • Islam in Contextby Peter G. Riddell; Peter Cotterell

    Baker Publishing Group 2003; US$ 24.00

    Go behind recent crises and discover a way forward with this description of Islam's history, basic structure and beliefs, and divisions. more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; Not Available

    The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam. Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than... more...

  • Islam. Alles, was wir wissen müssenby Hans Freudenberg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 8.32

    Elementare Kopiervorlagen ermöglichen das selbstständige entdeckende Kennenlernen einer wichtigen Nachbarreligion und zugleich der eigenen Religion.Dass Christen und Muslime Nachbarn sind und schon in Kindergarten und Grundschule nebeneinander spielen und lernen, ist in Deutschland Fakt. Dass sie sich über ihren Glauben austauschen, ist religionspädagogisch... more...

  • Islam - Säkularismus - Religionsrechtby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 69.95

    Seit Gründung der Bundesrepublik ist die religiöse Zusammensetzung der Gesellschaft heterogener und konfliktreicher geworden: Zugenommen hat die Gruppe der Religionslosen, von denen einige aktiv für einen weltanschaulichen Säkularismus eintreten, und die der Muslime unterschiedlichen Bekenntnisses. Dem Islam selbst und seiner komplexen Beziehung zum... more...

  • Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernityby Tariq Ramadan

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 22.00

    Tackles the issue of how should Muslims respond to challenges of modernity without betraying their identity more...

  • Representing Jihadby Jacqueline O'Rourke

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    The jihad has been at the centre of the West’s securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists frequently use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their military and market agendas, helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of the ‘good’ Muslim explaining the motifs of the ‘bad’. Representing... more...

  • Articulating Islamby Magnus Marsden; Konstantinos Retsikas

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This collection of arresting and innovative chapters applies the techniques of anthropology in analyzing the role played by Islam in the social lives of the world's Muslims. The volume begins with an introduction that sets out a powerful case for a fresh approach to this kind of research, exhorting anthropologists to pause and reflect on when Islam... more...

  • Islamby Mohammed Arkoun

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94

    At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun?s is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis – historical, social, psychological and anthropological. As one of the foremost thinkers... more...