OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199642878

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¥1,628
著者: 
Malise Ruthven
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200 ページ
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Paperback
サイズ
114 x 173 mm
刊行日
2012年01月
シリーズ
Very Short Introductions

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  • Offers insights into the structure and beliefs of this major world religion
  • Looks at issues surrounding why Islam has major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis
  • Considers the importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life
  • Examines the role of women in the Islamic world, including recent debates relating to the veil-controversy in France
  • Includes new material surrounding the idea of globalized Islam, looking at the effects of economic globalization on Islam, the effects of international events in Middle Eastern countries, the issues surrounding Islam and democracy, and the role and perception of Islam in the West

New to this Edition:

  • Text has been fully updated to incorporate world events and issues that have arised since the original publication
  • Includes new material surrounding the idea of a globalized Islam - looking at Islam and democracy, the effects of economic globalization, and the role of Islam in the West
  • Updated references and further reading

 
Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam.

Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world?

In this new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date by reflecting upon some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the attacks on New York and Washington on 9/11 and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ruthven includes new material surrounding the concept of a globalized Islam, bringing into question the effects of economic globalization, the effect of international events in Middle Eastern countries, the issues surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and perception of Islam in the West.

目次: 

Preface
1: Islam, Muslims, and Islamism
2: The Quran and the Prophet
3: Divine Unicity
4: The Shari'a and its consequences
5: Women and Family
6: The Two Jihads
Appendix: The five pillars of Islam
References
Further reading

著者について: 

Malise Ruthven, University of Aberdeen
 
Malise Ruthven was born in Dublin of Hiberno-Scottish parentage. A former scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Services, he holds an MA in English Literature and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. He has taught Islamic studies, cultural history and comparative religion at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Birkbeck College, University of London, the University of California, San Diego, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and at the Colorado College, Colorado Springs. He is the author of Islam in the World (Oxford University Press 1984, 1991, 2006 ) a highly acclaimed overview of Islamic faith and history. His review essays and blogs appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and in 2004 London's Prospect magazine ranked him among the 100 top public intellectuals in Britain.

Review from previous edition 
very readable - RE Today 01/01/2002

excellent little book - The Guardian

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