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Islam The Straight Path [oup] John Esposito (3rd revised Ed)
[1h1,978-0195399844,PB, 336pp, 17 illus. & 1 map, Oxford University Press {n informed and balanced in]

Islam The Straight Path [oup] John Esposito (3rd revised Ed)

Islam The Straight Path
Updated with New Epilogue
Revised Third Edition
John L. Esposito
ISBN-13: 978-0195399844
Publication date: 3 March 2005
Paperback 336 pages, 17 illus. & 1 map, 234x156 mm
Oxford University Press

This updated version of Islam: The Straight Path includes a new Epilogue by John Esposito in which he addresses the impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on both the Muslim and non-Muslim world, discussing Islam's relationship to democracy and modernity and focusing more sharply on the origins and growth of extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam.
This exceptionally successful survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics, discussing the formation of Islamic belief and practice and chronicling the struggle of Muslims to define and adhere to their Islamic way of life. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions and is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern history and culture.

Readership: Advanced undergraduate courses in Islam and comparative religions

Preface to the Revised Third Edition
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
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  • 'Praise for previous editions: "The answer to every teacher's prayer for an informed and balanced introductory book. Elegantly written, beautifully synthesized, and helpful."--Leila Fawaz, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy' -
  • '"A splendid introduction to Islam. Esposito paints over a wide canvas in depicting the emergence of the Muslim community, the varieties of Muslim beliefs and practices, the tensions between tradition and modernity, and the Islamic resurgence of recent years...A timely gem."--Philip Khoury, Massachusetts Institute of Technology' -

JOHN L. ESPOSITO is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, he has served as President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies as well as a consultant to governments, multinational corporations, and the media. His more than 25 books include: Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Islam: The Straight Path, Islam and Politics, Islam and Democracy and Makers of Contemporary Islam (with John Voll), Political Islam: Radicalism, Revolution or Reform?, Iran at the Crossroads (with R.K.Ramazani), Islam, Gender and Social Change (with Yvonne Haddad), and Women in Muslim Family Law. 978-0195399844

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