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Voices of Islam

ISBN-10: 0275987329

ISBN-13: 9780275987329

Edition: 2006

Authors: Vincent J. Cornell, Virginia Gray Blakemore-Henry, Omid Safi

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Despite frequent and extensive publications on Islam, very few Americans, indeed very few non-Muslims, truly understand the faith or the more than one billion adherents who live it. This set presents the diversity and richness of Islam, filling in the blanks and expanding our knowledge and understanding. Portraying Muslims in all their humanity and diversity balances the images that have bombarded society and presents the reader with a fuller and more accurate picture of the Islamic faith and what it means to live as a Muslim--in Muslim communities, and as part of a broader tapestry of pluralism in the nations of the world. What does it mean to share Muslim concerns? To experience Muslim spirituality? What is the difference between Sunni and Shiite sects? Why do Muslims pray so frequently? What is the reality of Muslim marriage and gender relations? What is the meaning of jihad and martyrdom to a practicing Muslim? What role do the arts and humanities play in modern Muslim life? How are Islamic children raised? These questions and others are answered in these volumes, which bring together Muslim voices from around the world, including men and women, scholars and laypersons, fundamentalists and progressives, and others from various cultural, political, and Islamic backgrounds. Personal experiences and poetry are included to illustrate the many different expressions of Islam.
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Book details

List price: $268.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 5.75" tall
Weight: 6.732
Language: English

VIRGINIA GRAY HENRY-BLAKEMORE is the director of the interfaith publishing houses Fons Vitae and Quinta Essentia, a writer and video producer, U.S. director of photography and children's book publisher Dar Nun, and co-founder and trustee of the Islamic Texts Society of Cambridge, England. She is also a founding member of the Thomas Merton Center Foundation, coordinated the 1994 visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Louisville, worked in Bosnian refugee camps in 1993, has organized a number of conferences focused on the work of Thomas Merton at Bellarmine University, and is a leader in the Interfaith Paths to Peace Institute and the Cathedral Heritage Foundation.

David L. Chappell is Rothbaum Professor of Modern American History at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement.Omid Safi is associate professor of Islamic studies at Colgate University and co-chair of the steering committee for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion. He is editor of Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism.