Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)

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The revised, second edition of this authoritative and accessible text combines the previous two separate volumes, providing a survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. Many aspects of the discussion are updated and there are two new chapters on intellectual thought and medieval developments.

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Andrew Rippin is Dean of Humanities and a member of the Department of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and author of many works on the Qur'an and its interpretation.

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'This is probably the best general account of what Muslims believe ... contemporary Islam's encounter with modernity, feminism and democracy are all thoughtfully explored.' - Robert Irwin, Guardian Online

'Intended for students of religion, philosophy, social sciences and history as well as for the layperson, this work presents a scholarly and yet readable introduction to the Islamic tradition. ... Rippin presents a complex religious tradition in a condensed, well-documented, and up-to-date work.' - Roxeanne D. Marcotte

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