Islam : The Straight Path

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There is a universally perceived need for an up-to-date introductory text on Islam that is accessible to undergraduate students. Esposito's intention is to present Islam as the living, viable, alternative world view that it has been, and continues to be, for a large segment of the world's population. Incorporating the insiders' as well as the outsiders' viewpoint, the book will not simply describe Muslim beliefs, practices, attitudes, and values, but will bring them alive for the reader through quotations from original sources such as the Quran and traditions of Muhammad. It will provide a balance between doctrine and practice, the role of the Prophet and the importance of scripture, and historical foundations and the current trends of reform and more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 2 map, bibliography, index
  • 0195043995
  • 9780195043990

About John L. Esposito

John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for International Studies at the College of the Holy Cross. He has been appointed William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary and is president of the Middle East Studies Association. His many publications include Islam in Asia (Oxford, 1987), Islam and Politics, Second Edition (1987), Voices of Resurgent Islam (Oxford, 1983), Islam in Transition (Oxford, 1982), and Women in Muslim Family Law (1982).show more

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