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Islam : the straight path

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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This exceptionally successful survey text introduces the teachings and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary practice. John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Esposito, John L.
Islam.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016008506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 9780190632151 0190632151 9780199381456 0199381453
OCLC Number: 935514239
Description: xv, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. Muhammad and the Quran: messenger and message --
2. The Muslim community in history --
3. Religious life: belief and practice --
4. Modern Islamic reform movements --
5. The resurgence of religion in politics --
6. The struggle for Islam in the twenty-first century --
Timeline --
Glossary --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John L. Esposito.

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This is the answer to every teacher's prayer for an informed and balanced introductory book. It is elegantly written, beautifully synthesized, and helpful. Leila Fawaz, Tufts University Islam: The Read more...

 
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