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No God but God The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

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ISBN-10: 0812982444

ISBN-13: 9780812982442

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Reza Aslan

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Born in Iran, Dr. Reza Aslan is a writer and scholar of religion. He is also President and CEO of Aslan Media Inc. Dr. Aslan has degrees in Religions from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Dr. Aslan also serves on the national advisory board of the Levantine Cultural Center, building bridges between Americans and the Arab/Muslim world. Aslan's first book, the International Bestseller, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (Heinemann 2005), has been translated into thirteen languages, and named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. He is also the editor of the anthology Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East: A Words Without Borders Anthology (WW Norton 2010). His latest work is entitled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Random House 2013). Dr. Aslan lives in Los Angeles where he is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Updated Edition
Prologue: The Clash of Monotheisms
Author's Note
Chronology of Key Events
Maps
The Sanctuary in the Desert
Pre-Islamic Arabia
The Keeper of the Keys
Muhammad in Mecca
The City of the Prophet
The First Muslims
Fight in the Way of God
The Meaning of Jihad
The Rightly Guided Ones
The Successors to Muhammad
This Religion Is a Science
The Development of Islamic Theology and Law
In the Footsteps of Martyrs
From Shi'ism to Knomeinism
Stain Your Prayer Rug with Wine
The Sufi Way
An Awakening in the East
The Response to Colonialism
Slouching Toward Medina
The Quest for Islamic Democracy
Welcome to the Islamic Reformation
The Future of Islam
Glossary
Notes
Works Consulted
Index