AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM

By (author)DAVID WAINES

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This wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world’s most dynamic religions tells the story of Islamic beliefs and practices as they developed from the earliest times down to the present day. For this revised and updated second edition, David Waines has added a long section tackling head-on issues arising from Islam’s place in the changing world order at the turn of the new millennium. The wars in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Israel, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, have raised global awareness of Islam at a superficial level — but little has been written which considers Islamic political and military extremism in relation to mainstream Muslim history and theology Coming at the end of a book which has explored the ideas and tradition of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the place of religion in the current conflicts.
ISBN: 8175961899
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Author: DAVID WAINES

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8175961899

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2004

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367

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David Waines is Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University.

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