Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam

Beliefs and Practices in Historical Perspective

Book - 2015
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Carole Hillenbrand, long acknowledged as a preeminent authority on Islam, has now written a superb introduction to this great world religion, a book that promises to be the most lucid, nuanced text of its kind on the market. Beginning with the life of Muhammad, Hillenbrand firmly establishes in historical and global context the beliefs and ideals of Muslims and the branches and movements within the faith. Rather than portraying Islam as a monolithic entity, Hillenbrand emphasizes its diversity and variety. Featured chapters include, but are not limited to: Law, Diversity, Sufism, Jihad, and Women. Finally, a concluding chapter on Islam in the globalized twenty-first century is bound to appeal to instructors and students alike.
Publisher: New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
ISBN: 9780500291580
0500291586
Branch Call Number: 297 HIL
Characteristics: 314 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm

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