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Publisher Comments:

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam. As a leading expert, John Esposito has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences, including members of Congress, the Bush administration, government agencies, the military, and the media. Out of this experience, he has identified the most pressing questions people consistently ask about Islam.

In What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific issues like Is Islam compatible with modernization, capitalism and democracy? How do Muslims view Judaism and Christianity? Are women second-class citizens in Islam? What is jihad? Does the Quran condone terrorism? What does Islam say about homosexuality, birth control, abortion, and slavery?

The editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of Unholy War and many other acclaimed works, John Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. This brief and readable book is the first place to look for information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the more than one billion people who call themselves Muslims.

Synopsis:

In this brief and readable book, "one of America's foremost authorities and interpreters of Islam" ("The Wall Street Journal") presents in question-and-answer format the information about Islam that Westerners most want to know.

About the Author

John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. A past president of the Middle East Studies Association, he is Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, Editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Islam, and the author of numerous books, including Islam: The Straight Path and The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195157130
Author:
Esposito, John L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, John L.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Essence, genius, nature
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Islam
Subject:
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Islam
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2389
Publication Date:
20021101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
151 illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.34x5.76x.86 in. .91 lbs.

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
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