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Friends of God : Islamic images of piety, commitment, and servanthood

Author: John Renard
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prophets, saints, martyrs, sages, and seers - one of the richest repositories of lore about such exemplary religious figures belongs to the world's approximately 1.3 billion Muslims. Illuminating some of the most delightful tales in world religious literature, this engaging book is the first truly global overview of Islamic hagiography. John Renard tells of the characters beyond the Qur'an and Hadith, whose stories  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Renard, John, 1944-
Friends of God.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007028542
(OCoLC)155128822
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Renard
ISBN: 9780520940956 0520940954
OCLC Number: 235334341
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Beginnings both humble and spectacular --
Conversation and asceticism on the road to sanctity --
Dreams and visions, visitors and voices: God in touch with his friends --
Miracles and marvels: God working through his friends --
Mere mortals: friends and the human condition --
Friends and their people: society and service to communities --
Founding friends: authority, institutions, and the economics of intentional community --
Where God's friends walked: revered sites and ritual settings --
Friends in our world --
Literary dimensions: genre, function, and hermeneutics --
Theological dimensions: hagiography, faith and controversy.
Responsibility: John Renard.

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Prophets, saints, martyrs, sages, and seers - one of the richest repositories of lore about such exemplary religious figures belongs to the world's approximately 1.3 billion Muslims. This book  Read more...

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