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Defining Islam A Reader

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ISBN-10: 1845530608

ISBN-13: 9781845530600

Edition: 2007

Authors: Andrew Rippin

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Defining Islam: A Reader aims to present original source material and scholarly reflections on how the word Islam is to be used and understood. Ever since a group of people came into existence who called themselves Muslims, questions of what it meant to be a member of that group, who was to be included and who excluded, and what the requirements for membership were, have proven to be both divisive and defining for the community itself. Likewise for scholars, the issue of what constitutes Islam when they talk about the emergence of the religion or when they compare local traditions or when the media debates whether the phrase Muslim terrorist is meaningful or appropriate, is always a central…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Andrew Rippin is Professor of History and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada. He specialises in Islamic Studies and has written and edited several books on Islam and the Qur'an, including Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature and The Islamic World (both published by Routledge).

The Epistle of Abu Hanifa to 'Uthman al-Batti
Ten Things That Nullify One's Islam
The Formation of Muslim Society and its Characteristics
The Spread of Islam
Social Sciences
Between Text and Practice: Considerations in the Anthropological Study of Islam
The Study of Islam in Local Contexts
Beyond Ideology and Theology: The Search for the Anthropology of Islam
Two Countries, Two Cultures
Islamic Movements: One or Many?
Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: History, Community, Morality
Beyond Orientalism? Max Weber and the Displacements of "Essentialism" in the Study of Islam
The Muslim East as It Presents Itself
The Special Case of Islam
Religion is a Different Matter
Official, Popular, and Normative Religion in Islam
The Limits of Islamic Orthodoxy
Defining Islam in the Throes of Modernity
Islam, Europe, the West: Meanings-at-Stake and the Will-to-Power
The Problem: Unity in Diversity
The Dialectic of a Cultural Tradition
Conscience in the Construction of Religion: A Critique of Marshall G. S. Hodgson's The Venture of Islam
Conversion as a Social Process
The Media
Islam and the West
Islam and the Western Journalist
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects