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Abrahamic Religions

  • The Jews of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanatical warrior, sword in one hand and Qur' an in the other, and the Muslim designer of an interfaith utopia. Available for the first time in paperback, his portrayal... more...

  • A Prophetic Trajectoryby Ruy Llera Blanes

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Combining ethnographic and historical research conducted in Angola, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, A Prophetic Trajectory tells the story of Simão Toko, the founder and leader of one of the most important contemporary Angolan religious movements. The book explains the historical, ethnic, spiritual, and identity transformations observed within... more...

  • Understanding Tahrir Squareby Stephen R. Grand

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Amid the current turmoil in the Middle East, Understanding Tahrir Square sounds a rare optimistic note. Surveying countries in other parts of the world during their transitions to democracy, author Stephen Grand argues that the long-term prospects in many parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. If the current polarization and political... more...

  • Islamismus im Maghreb als Herausforderung für die EU-Sicherheitspolitikby Abderrahman Aresmouk

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.02

    Der Arabische Frühling 2011 hat die Aufmerksamkeit der westlichen Medien wieder verstärkt auf den Maghreb (die nördlichen Staaten Afrikas) gerichtet, der eigentlich schon seit Jahrzehnten als bedeutende sicherheitspolitische Herausforderung für Europa gilt. Islamismus und Islamischer Fundamentalismus stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt der Debatte. Das vorliegende... more...

  • Muslimsby Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim... more...

  • Logic, Rhetoric and Legal Reasoning in the Qur'anby Rosalind Ward Gwynne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Muslims have always used verses from the Qur'an to support opinions on law, theology, or life in general, but almost no attention has been paid to how the Qur'an presents its own precepts as conclusions proceeding from reasoned arguments. Whether it is a question of God's powers of creation, the rationale for his acts, or how people are to think clearly... more...

  • Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexedby Donald McCallum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions in the Guide and explains them in terms of a modern... more...

  • Ezra-Nehemiahby Lester L. Grabbe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    In this provocative study, Lester Grabbe presents a unique approach to Ezra-Nehemiah with the combination of a literary and historical approach. Lester Grabbe challenges commonly held assumptions about Joshua and Zerubbabel, the initial resettlement of land after the exile, the figure of Ezra and the activities of Nehemiah. Controversially, the challenge... more...

  • Israelby Adolphe Lods

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 535.00

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...