Inside Islam: The Faith, the People and the Conflicts of the World's Fastest Growing Religion

Inside Islam The Faith the People and the Conflicts of the World s Fastest Growing Religion Inside Islam offers an unprecedented and extremely timely examination of Islam one of the world s three major monotheistic religions in all its complexity Editors John Miller and Aaron Kenedi who i

  • Title: Inside Islam: The Faith, the People and the Conflicts of the World's Fastest Growing Religion
  • Author: John Miller Robert D. Kaplan William T. Vollmann Karen Armstrong Bernard Lewis Geraldine Brooks Fareed Zakaria Akbar Ahmed
  • ISBN: 9781569245682
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Inside Islam offers an unprecedented and extremely timely examination of Islam, one of the world s three major monotheistic religions, in all its complexity Editors John Miller and Aaron Kenedi, who in God s Breath collected the essential sacred texts of seven major wisdom traditions, bring together pieces by such notable writers and thinkers as Karen Armstrong, Huston SmInside Islam offers an unprecedented and extremely timely examination of Islam, one of the world s three major monotheistic religions, in all its complexity Editors John Miller and Aaron Kenedi, who in God s Breath collected the essential sacred texts of seven major wisdom traditions, bring together pieces by such notable writers and thinkers as Karen Armstrong, Huston Smith, V S Naipaul, Thomas Cleary, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Robert D Kaplan, Geraldine Brooks and others Organized into three sections on Muslims, their beliefs, and their ancient and modern conflicts Inside Islam is for everyone seeking new levels of understanding about the religion whose influence is being felt around the world now than ever.

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    1. As books from the public library on Islam go, this was the best so far, though I still found it incredibly superficial - almost pointless.You can learn 10x as much about Islamic beliefs from . If you want a beginner's guide to the socio-economic politics driving Islam then this is also a decent start, but there was nothing here for anyone but a novice, a curious investigator of Islam.Inside Islam? Definitely not. A passing glance from a moving car window at best.

    2. This is a collection of essays which is meant as a jumping off point for learning more about Islam. It would fit well in a college survey course. The essays themselves are interesting and for the most part well-written. I give the author points for including the history as well as religion tenets.

    3. I loved the book as it had a lot of different perspectives from various people. Some were new insights and others were about the common misconceptions about Islam.

    4. this book touched some very sensitive issues but ideology of understanding the issues is merely missed.

    5. This book is split into three sections - The Faith, The People and The Conflicts. Each of these sections contains 4-6 chapters written by numerous contributors. The chapters are re-publications of essays, magazine articles and book chapters - which leads to a slightly disjointed feel to the book. But in general the editors have done a great job in creating a very readable book. The Faith provides a reasonable overview of the core beliefs and values of Islam.The People provides a series of case-s [...]

    6. Written in 2002, this is still an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to understand some of the conflicts happening today, written by internationally respected authors who have lived and breathed various islamic cultures. It's an unadorned look at islam's successes and failures, and you can't help but come away from it richer.

    7. This book gives a relatively clear picture of the expansion of Islam throughout the world, and the influence of the varied cultures in the countries where it is a majority religion. The writings are excerpts from previous publications and,therefore, somewhat limited in content. However, this is a good overview of this topic.

    8. This collection of perspectives, some by Muslims and some by insightful other observers, affords a glimpse of both the beliefs and history of Islam, but also of how history and political events have shaped the variety of social views of believers in an array of Islamic countries.

    9. A little outdated but nonetheless a must read for living in the 21st century. Bonus: learn the appropriate usage of the words: Islam, Islamic, Islamist, Muslim, and Arab.

    10. A fantastic resource for a beginner's academic study to Islam. This book contains a plethora of essays written by historians and journalists which evaluate past and present characteristics of Islam. Some authors being Muslim, while others secular contributors, a wide range of perspectives is entailed in this monograph. Especially engaging are the chapters which discuss women in Islam, and why the West is widely disdained in the Islamic world.

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