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Author Esposito, John L.
Title Islam : the straight path / John L. Esposito.
Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition 4th ed.
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 Law Library  BP 161.2 .E85 2011    CHECKED IN
Description xvii, 334 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Muhammad and the Quran: messenger and message -- 2. The Muslim community in history -- 3. Religious life: belief and practice -- 4. Modern Islamic reform movements -- 5. Religion and politics -- 6. The struggle for Islam in the twenty-first century
Summary "Now in a new edition, this exceptionally successful survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition, provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions. It is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern history and culture...provides more focused and up-to-date coverage of Osama bin Laden's influence and the continued growth of extremism" -- Product description.
Subject Islam.
ISBN 9780195396003 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195396006 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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