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Title A brief Introduction to Islam / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor, Christopher Partridge.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    297 BRI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 124 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
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Series Introductions to world religions
Introductions to world religions.
Summary With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Islam with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Islamic beliefs and practices. The content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contributors -- List of maps -- List of time charts -- List of festival charts -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Part I: Understanding religion. What is religion -- Phenomenology and the study of religion -- The anthropology of religion. Myths and symbols -- The sociology of religion -- The psychology of religion -- Theological approaches to the study of religion -- Critical theory and religion -- Ritual and performance -- Part 2: Islam. A historical overview -- The unity and variety of Islam -- Sacred writings -- Beliefs -- Worship and festivals -- The law of Islam -- Science, art and culture -- Family and society. I am a Muslim -- Islam in the modern world -- Gallery -- Rapid fact-finder -- Index -- Picture acknowledgments.
Subject Islam.
Added Author Dowley, Tim, editor.
Partridge, Christopher H. (Christopher Hugh), 1961- editor.
Added Title Islam
ISBN 9781506450360 (softcover : alkaline paper)
1506450369 (softcover : alkaline paper)

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