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Understanding Jihad

Author: David Cook
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005.
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Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant to today's events, unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad. Looking closely at a range of sources from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cook, David, 1966-
Understanding Jihad.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004026561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Cook
ISBN: 0520242033 9780520242036 0520244486 9780520244481 1598755463 9781598755466
OCLC Number: 70744908
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 173 pages)
Contents: Qurʼan and conquest --
The "greater Jihad" and the "lesser Jihad" --
The crystallization of Jihad theory : crusade and counter-crusade --
Jihad during the nineteenth century : resistance and renewal --
Radical Islam and contemporary Jihad theory --
Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations.
Responsibility: David Cook.

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Unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad. Looking at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations, this book opens a critically  Read more...

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"Stands out in its ability to extend readers' awareness of the breadth of Muslim writing about the topic." Intl Journal Of Middle East Stds (Ijmes)

 
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