Book Muslims : their religious beliefs and practices / Andrew Rippin.
Publication year: 2012.
Call Number BP161.2 .R57 2012
Media class: Book
Edition: 4th ed.
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415489409 0415489407 9780415489393 0415489393
"Andrew Rippin offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to modern times. He examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qurʼān and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism."--P. [IV] of cover.
Series title: Library of religious beliefs and practices
Extent: ix, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Preface to the fourth edition -- Introduction -- Pt. I. Formative elements of classical Islam. Prehistory -- The Qurʼān -- Muḥammad -- Pt. II. Emergence of Islamic identity. Political action and theory -- Theological exposition -- Legal developments -- Ritual practice -- Pt. III. Alternative visions of classical Islamic identity. The Shīʻa -- Ṣūfī devotion -- Pt. IV. Consolidation of Islamic identity. Intellectual culture -- Medieval visions of Islam -- Pt. V. Modern visions of Islam. Describing modernity -- Muḥammad and modernity -- The Qurʼān and modernity -- Issues of identity : ritual and politics -- Pt. V!. Re-visioning Islam. Women, intellectuals, and other challenges -- Perceptions of Muslims in the twenty-first century.