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Author McAuliffe, Jane Dammen, author.

Title Islam / Jane Dammen McAuliffe ; Jack Miles, General Editor, Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  208 ISLAM    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxx, 659 pages, A3-A27 pages, 8 pages plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series The Norton anthology of world religions
Norton anthology of world religions.
Summary Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Islam is the most comprehensive gathering of primary texts available. Organized chronologically, with thematic groupings within sections, the anthology brings together over 100 texts from the Qur'an in the seventh century to feminist and pluralist readings of the Qur'an in the twenty-first century. The volume features Jack Miles?s illuminating General Introduction--"How the West Learned to Compare Religions"--as well as Jane Dammen McAuliffe?s "Submission to God as the Wellspring of a Civilization," a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Islam. The sections are supported by the meticulously prepared apparatus--introductions, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, bibliographies, maps, etc.
Contents How the West Learned to Compare Religions / Jack Miles -- Submission to God as the Wellspring of a Civilization / Jane Dammen McAuliffe. The Foundational Epoch, 610-750. Qur'an: God's Culminating Gift to Humankind -- Sira: The Life Story of the Prophet. The Classical Synthesis, 750-1756. Hadith and Sunna: The Perfect Man Remembered as the Perfect Guide to Life -- Shari'a and Fiqh: Divine Will and Human Interpretation -- The Intellectual Elaboration of the Classical Synthesis -- Belles Lettres: The Fine Arts of Poetry and Prose. The Classical Synthesis Encounters Modernity, 1765 to the Present. Colonialism and Postcolonialism -- The Religious Reassertion -- The Emergence of Women's Voices -- Negotiating Religious Pluralism.
Subject Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Qurʼan. (OCoLC)fst01842877
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Miles, Jack, editor.
ISBN 0393355020
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