An Introduction to Islam (Introduction to Religion)

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9780521831413: An Introduction to Islam (Introduction to Religion)

This revised and updated second edition features a new section tackling the issues arising from Islam's changing role in the volatile world order of the new millennium. Appearing at the end of a book which explores the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the role of religion in the current conflicts. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-41880-1 First Edition Pb (1995): 0-521-42929-3

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An Introduction to Islam is a wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world's most dynamic religions. For this revised and updated Second Edition, David Waines has added a long section tackling head-on the issues arising from Islam's place in the changing world order at the turn of the new millennium. Coming at the end of a book which has explored the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the place of religion in the current conflicts.

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David Waines is Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University.

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