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A brief introduction to Islam

Author: Christopher H Partridge; Tim Dowley
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, [2018]
Series: Brief introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This brief introduction to Islam is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. Known and valued for its balanced approach, this text provides broad coverage of Islam through an arresting layout with rich colors. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary. It is ideal for courses on Islam and will be a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Partridge, Christopher.
A Brief Introduction to Islam.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher H Partridge; Tim Dowley
ISBN: 9781506450377 1506450377
OCLC Number: 1099983096
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A Brief Introduction to Islam; Title Page; Copyright; Consulting Editors; Contents; Contributors; List of Maps; List of Time Charts; List of Festival Charts; List of Illustrations; Preface; Part 1: Understanding Religion; What Is Religion?; Phenomenology and the Study of Religion; The Anthropology of Religion; The Sociology of Religion; The Psychology of Religion; Theological Approaches to the Study of Religion; Critical Theory and Religion; Ritual and Performance; Part 2: Islam; A Historical Overview; The Unity and Variety of Islam; Sacred Writings; Beliefs; Worship and Festivals The Law of IslamScience, Art, and Culture; Family and Society; Islam in the Modern World; Gallery; Rapid Fact-Finder; Index; Picture Acknowledgments
Series Title: Brief introductions.
Responsibility: updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge.

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This brief introduction to Islam is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. Known and valued for its balanced approach, this text provides broad coverage of Islam through an arresting layout with rich colors. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary. It is ideal for courses on Islam and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to learn more.

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