A New Introduction to Islam

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Wiley, Oct 17, 2003 - Religion - 269 pages
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A New Introduction to Islam offers readers a fresh account of the origins, major features, and lasting impact of the Islamic tradition. It carefully explores the development of Muslim beliefs and practices within the social and religious context of the Middle Eastern world, providing a new and illuminating perspective. The book examines how uncompromising monotheism in the Near East produced a unique and brilliant intellectual and religious tradition spanning the fields of Islamic law, theology, philosophy, and mysticism. It surveys the ways in which Islamic tradition has enriched the world and in turn been enriched by interaction with other civilizations, from the Mongols to the modern West. An epilogue considers the opportunities and challenges facing Muslims today. In addition, the book introduces readers to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline, showing how it has shaped our understanding of Islam. Useful features include detailed chronologies and tables summarizing key information, as well as maps and diagrams. It provides the ideal introduction to the fascinating practice, history, and beliefs of the Islamic tradition.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Good Overview of Islam. At times the history sections I found a bit dense and difficult to read. The Arabic font on my Kindle didn't format quite right. However, Brown has some good insights, and there are excellent and thorough recommendations for further reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie Brayne-Whyatt - Goodreads

Very helpful when I was studying a one year course in Islamic studies. I would highly recommend to any undergrad student who is doing a similar topic. However, if you want more information on Islamic ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Daniel Brown has lived in Egypt and in Pakistan where he was born and spent his first eighteen years. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the Institute of Islamic Culture in Lahore and Cairo University, and has taught Islamic Studies at Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith Colleges. He is the author of Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought.

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