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    DescriptionJohn L. Esposito is one of the world's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today-and tomorrow-he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accurate, richly nuanced, and revelatory account of the fastest growing religion in the world. Here Esposito explores the major questions and issues that face Islam in the 21st century and that will deeply affect global politics. Are Islam and the West locked in a deadly clash of civilizations? Is Islam compatible with democracy and human rights? Will religious fundamentalism block the development of modern societies in the Islamic world? Will Islam overwhelm the Western societies in which so many Muslim immigrants now reside? Will Europe become Eurabia or will the Muslims assimilate? Which Muslim thinkers will be most influential in the years to come? To answer this last question he introduces the reader to a new generation of Muslim thinkers-Tariq Ramadan, Timothy Winter, Mustafa Ceric, Amina Wadud, and others-a diverse collection of Muslim men and women, both the "Martin Luthers" and the "Billy Grahams" of Islam. We meet religious leaders who condemn suicide bombing and who see the killing of unarmed men, women, and children as "worse than murder," who preach toleration and pluralism, who advocate for women's rights. The book often underscores the unexpected similarities between the Islamic world and the West and at times turns the mirror on the US, revealing how we appear to Muslims, all to highlight the crucial point that there is nothing exceptional about the Muslim faith. Recent decades have brought extraordinary changes in the Muslim world, and in addressing all of these issues, Esposito paints a complex picture of Islam in all its diversity-a picture of urgent importance as we face the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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    The Future of Islam
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    By (author) John L. Esposito
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 537 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195165210
    ISBN 10: 0195165217

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    Oxford University Press Inc
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    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. The editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of Unholy War, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, and many other acclaimed works.
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    Through his scholarship and engaging writing, Esposito proposes the way forward for a better future for... Islam and the west. Eugene Rogan, Financial Times John Esposito has written the handbook for this new age of engagement...Esposito is the right man for the job. Eugene Rogan, Financial Times