A New Introduction to Islam by Daniel W. Brown

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The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century
Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America
Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations
 

About Daniel W. Brown

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Daniel Brown has lived in Egypt and in Pakistan where he was born and spent his first eighteen years. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the Institute of Islamic Culture in Lahore and Cairo University, and has taught Islamic Studies at Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith Colleges. He is the author of Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought.
 
Published August 24, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 360 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction

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