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Following Muhammad : rethinking Islam in the contemporary world

Author: Carl W Ernst
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Series: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With translations of selections from Islamic texts, some appearing in English for the first time, Ernst offers access to Muslim voices and key themes, particularly the central role of the Prophet Muhammad. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion. A concise selected reading list provides a helpful guide  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl W Ernst
ISBN: 0807828378 9780807828373 0807855774 9780807855775
OCLC Number: 52269942
Description: xxv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Islam in the eyes of the West --
Approaching Islam in terms of religion --
The sacred sources of Islam --
Ethics and life in the world --
Spirituality in practice --
Postscript: reimagining Islam in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Responsibility: Carl W. Ernst.
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Seeking to avoid the traps of sensational political expose and specialized scholarly Orientalism, this is an introduction to the profound spiritual resources of Islam. The author moves away from a  Read more...

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A pleasure to read. Ernst has a multilayered and self-assured understanding of Islam, and his writing exemplifies a fluency in explaining it that is unique to him. . . . Delicate and complex points Read more...

 
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