Islam in the Middle East (Innbundet)

A Living Tradition


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2006
Antall sider: 368
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781405116022
Omtale Islam in the Middle East
This concise book offers a nuanced introduction to Islam in the Middle East. It presentsIslam as both a unified tradition of theological dogma and practices that transcends cultural differences and as a dynamic tradition that is historically informed, locally shaped, and continually reinterpreted. * Offers numerous ethnographic examples from the Middle East and North Africa * Explores key concepts, including the doctrinal foundations of Islam; the role of religious scholars; the five pillars; and Islamic "orthodoxy" * Includes discussion of spirit-possession cults as integral part of Islamic tradition * Introduces politics and current affairs as key elements in understanding contemporary Islamic discourse

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