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General works on Islam

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  • Islam in World Culturesby R.Michael Feener

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes differences in Islamic culture and practice by looking not simply at matters of doctrine, but also at how Islam interacts with local cultures. more...

  • Islam Between Culture and Politicsby Bassam Tibi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 43.00

    Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thoughtby Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'

    Wiley 2008; US$ 211.95

    The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene. Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular. Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers and scholars.... more...

  • Islamby Jacques Waardenburg

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 182.00

    This book presents some twenty essays on different aspects of Islam in history and the present. These essays are grouped into eight larger sections. The first, "The Beginnings", deals with the transition from pre-Islamic understandings and reason, an essential part of the Quranic message. The next two sections deal with Islam specifically as a religion... more...

  • Islam, Muslims and Americaby Arshad Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    "Rational, evenhanded, educated, and well-researched, the book summarizes centuries of history culminating in the aftermath of the September 11 attack, with an eye toward explaining the conscious and unconscious motivations behind individual and group per more...

  • Islamby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: ?What Is Islam? ?The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam ?Islamic Practices and Institutions ... more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 7.99

    Originally titled The Religions of Man, this completely revised and updated edition of Smith's masterpiece, now with an engaging new foreword, explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions... more...

  • The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralismby Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 24.99

    This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines. His book critically analyzes Muslim teachings on such issues as pluralism, civil society, war and peace, and violence and... more...

  • The Future of Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today--and tomorrow--he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accurate, richly nuanced, and revelatory account of the fastest growing religion in the world. Here Esposito explores... more...

  • Islam vs. Islamismby Peter R. Demant

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 50.00

    Explores the tension within the Muslim world between modern reformers and Islamists, or Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the alarming rise of Islamism in recent years and its connection to terrorism and political violence. more...