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The straight path.

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford U.P., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed

Third revised edition, previously published in 1992, of an introduction to the faith, belief and practice of Islam, from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. This edition contains  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 0195112342 9780195112344
OCLC Number: 851818310
Notes: Previous edition: 1991.
Description: 272 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Introduction; 1. Muhammad and the Quran: Messenger and Message; 2. The Muslim Community in History; 3. Religious Life: Belief and Practice; 4. Modern Interpretations of Islam; 5. Contemporary Islam: Religion and Politics; 6. Islam and Change: Issues of Authority and Interpretation; Glossary; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index


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