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Title Muslims : their religious beliefs and practices / Andrew Rippin.
Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition 4th ed.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  BP 161.2 .R53 2012    CHECKED IN
Description ix, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series Library of religious beliefs and practices.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-343) and indexes.
Contents Pt. 1. Formative elements of classical Islam. Prehistory -- The Qurʼān -- Muḥammad -- pt. 2. Emergence of Islamic identity. Political action and theory -- Theological exposition -- Legal developments -- Ritual practice -- pt. 3. Alternate visions of classical Islamic identity. The Shīʻa -- Ṣūfī devotion -- pt. 4. Consolidation of Islamic identity. Intellectual culture -- Medieval visions of Islam -- pt. 5. Modern visions of Islam. Describing modernity -- Muḥammad and modernity -- The Qurʼān and modernity -- Issues of identity: ritual and politics -- pt. 6. Re-visioning Islam. Women, intellectuals, and other challenges -- Perceptions of Muslims in the twenty-first century.
Summary Offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to modern times. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qur'an and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism. --from publisher description
Subject Islam.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
ISBN 9780415489393
9780415489409 (pbk)
9780203805213 (ebk)
0203805216 (ebk)
OCLC # 705350878
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