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Defining Islam: A Reader (Andrew Rippin) Hardcover Book, (Acumen Publishing, 2007) 9781845530617


Title: Defining Islam: A Reader

Author: Rippin, Andrew

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Acumen Publishing; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781845530617

Volumes: 1; Pages: 416

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Defining Islam: A Reader aims to present original source material and scholarly reflections on how the word "Islam" is to be used and understood. Ever since a group of people came into existence who called themselves Muslims, questions of what it meant to be a member of that group, who was to be included and who excluded, and what the requirements for membership were, have proven to be both divisive and defining for the community itself. Likewise for scholars, the issue of what constitutes "Islam" when they talk about the emergence of the religion or when they compare local traditions or when the media debates whether the phrase "Muslim terrorist" is meaningful or appropriate, is always a central one for debate.

Contents

Foreword

Sources

Introduction

PART I: THEOLOGY

1. ABU HANIFA

The Epistle of Abu Hanifa to Uthman al-Batti

2. MUHAMMAD IBN ABD AL-WAHHAB and IBN BAZ

Ten Things That Nullify One's Islam

3. SAYYID QUTB

The Formation of Islamic Society and its Characteristics

4. M. R. BAWA MUHAIYADDEEN

The Spread of Islam

PART II: SOCIAL SCIENCES

5. RONALD A. LUKENS-BULL

Between Text and Practice: Considerations in the Anthropological Study of Islam

6. DALE F. EICKELMAN

The Study of Islam in Local Contexts

7. ABDUL HAMID M. EL-ZEIN

Beyond Ideology and Theology: The Search for the Anthropology of Islam

8. CLIFFORD GEERTZ

Two Countries, Two Cultures

9. WILLIAM R. ROFF

Islamic Movements: One or Many?

10. BARBARA D. METCALF

Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia: History, Community, Morality

11. ARMANDO SALVATORE

12. Beyond Orientalism? Max Weber and the Displacements of "Essentialism" in the Study of Islam

PART III: RELIGION

12. DUNCAN BLACK MCDONALD

The Muslim East as It Presents Itself

13. WILFRED CANTWELL SMITH

The Special Case of Islam

14. CHARLES LE GAI EATON

Religion is a Different Matter

15. JACQUES WAARDENBURG

Official, Popular, and Normative Religion in Islam

16. NORMAN CALDER

The Limits of Islamic Orthodoxy

17. ABDULKADER I. TAYOB

Defining Islam in the Throes of Modernity

18. MOHAMMED ARKOUN

Islam, Europe, the West: Meanings-at-Stake and the Will-to-Power

PART IV: CIVILIZATION

19. GUSTAVE E. VON GRUNEBAUM

The Problem: Unity in Diversity

20. MARSHALL G. S. HODGSON

The Dialectics of a Cultural Tradition

21. BRYAN S. TURNER

Conscience in the Construction of Religion: A Critique of Marshall G. S. Hodgson's The Venture of Islam

22. RICHARD BULLIET

Conversion as a Social Process

PART V: THE MEDIA

23. EDWARD SAID

Islam and the West

24. EDWARD MORTIMER

Islam and the Western Journalist

Glossary

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