Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Aug 1, 2004 - Religion - 244 pages
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Avoiding the traps of sensational political expose and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms
 

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Rebutting media-induced stereotypes, historical amnesia, and religious ethnocentrism, Ernst (religious studies, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) argues that North Americans must know their own ... Read full review

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CONTENTS
994
Islam in the Eyes of the West
1002
Approaching Islam in Terms of Religion 37
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The Sacred Sources of Islam
1073
Ethics and Life in the World 107
1107
Islamic State 131
1131
Spirituality in Practice 163
1163
Notes 215
1215
Suggested Further Reading 231
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Carl W. Ernst is W. R. Kenan Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he maintains the website www.unc.edu/~cernst/islam.htm, which provides up-to-date links to resources for learning about Islam. Ernst is author of Sufi Martyrs of Love: Chishti Sufism in South Asia and Beyond, among other books.

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