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Muhammad: Prophet for Our Time (06 Edition)

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Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of any other major faith, and yet his story is little known.

Karen Armstrong's immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad's life — a pivot point in history — has genuine relevance to the global crises we face today.

Review:

"To glimpse how the vast majority of the world's Muslims understand their prophet and their faith, Karen Armstrong's short biography is a good place to start. Ms. Armstrong... [has] a genius for presenting religions as products of temporal forces — like geography, culture and economics — without minimizing the workings of transcendent spiritual forces." Laurie Goodstein, New York Times Book Review

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"Respectful without being reverential, knowledgeable without being pedantic, and, above all, readable." The Economist

About the Author

Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.

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eman732006, December 12, 2006 (view all comments by eman732006)
This is the best title for a book written about the Prophet Mohammad Peace be upon him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060598976
Subtitle:
A Prophet for Our Time
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Publisher:
Eminent Lives
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Islam - Mohammad
Subject:
Muhammad
Subject:
Islam - 21st century
Subject:
Islam-Philosophy
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Eminent Lives
Publication Date:
20061017
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.02x5.50x1.01 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060598976 Reviews:
"Review" by , "To glimpse how the vast majority of the world's Muslims understand their prophet and their faith, Karen Armstrong's short biography is a good place to start. Ms. Armstrong... [has] a genius for presenting religions as products of temporal forces — like geography, culture and economics — without minimizing the workings of transcendent spiritual forces."
"Synopsis" by , "Respectful without being reverential, knowledgeable without being pedantic, and, above all, readable." The Economist
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