Islam in the Middle East A Living Tradition

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781405116039
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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06, P
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
368
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706 gr
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248 mm
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173 mm
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19 mm
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Islam in the Middle East A Living Tradition

Heftet / 2006 / Engelsk
This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted. * Offers numerous ethnographic examples from the Middle East and North Africa * Explores key concepts, including the doctrinal foundations of Islam; the role of religious scholars; the five pillars; and Islamic "orthodoxy" * Includes discussion of spirit-possession cults as integral part of Islamic tradition * Introduces politics and current affairs as key elements in understanding contemporary Islamic discourse
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This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted.
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Acknowledgments. Transliteration and Abbreviations. Preface. Introduction. 1. The Islamic Community through History. 2. The Foundations of Islamic Doctrine and the Community of Believers. 3. Authority and Knowledge. 4. The Five Pillars. 5. Islamic Mysticism. 6. Islamic Reformism. 7. Islamism: A General Overview. 8. Islamism at the Local Level. Notes. References. Index
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"Makris gives a sensitive account of women's status in Muslim societies, their traditional and modern situations and rights, and criticizes the limited ethnocentric judgements of simplistic Western commentators, especially in the context of 'development.'" (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, September 2009) "Books such as Islam in the Middle East remind us that academics can play a positive role in challenging the meanings that practitioners ascribe to the world's religions and regions. Let us hope the book not only appears on university reading lists but that it also finds a way into the briefcases of politicians in London and Washington." (Times Higher Educational Supplement) "Islam in the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to a living religious tradition that is currently at the centre of much international attention." (Journal of Social Anthropology)
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G.P. Makris (PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science) is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University, Athens.
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ISBN13
9781405116039
Publisert
2006
Utgiver
Vendor
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
368
Vekt
706 gr
Høyde
248 mm
Bredde
173 mm
Tykkelse
19 mm
Se alle
Forfatter