Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136646523

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 3267

This concise and authoritative guide provides a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion down to modern times.

Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427436X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1792

This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law, as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Andrew Rippin introduces this hugely diverse and widespread religion in a succinct, challenging and refreshing way. Using a distinctive critical approach which promotes engagement with key issues, from fundamentalism and women's rights to problems of identity and modernity, it is ideal for students seeking to understand Muslims and their faith. The improved and expanded third edition now contains brand new sections on twenty-first century developments, from the Taliban to Jihad and Al Qaeda, and includes updated references throughout.

Muslims - Vol 2

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices Volume 2: The Contemporary Period

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948956

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 7882

Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's `new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam.

Zoroastrians

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Mary Boyce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415239028

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 8183

Zoroastrianism is significant in the history of religions. It can be traced back to a remote, possibly even Indo-European, past. This element links Zoroastrianism with the beliefs of ancient (Vedic) India, and survives as a subordinate part of what is one of the earliest revealed religions. Zoroaster's own teachings have moreover a highly spiritual and ethical content, which makes them a rewarding study in themselves. This book attempts to trace the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains, therefore, a living religion.

Theravada Buddhism

A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Author: Richard Gombrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134903529

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2374

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The British

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 1800-1986

Author: Terence Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981783

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8692

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sikhs

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: William Owen Cole,Piara Singh Sambhi

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sikhism

Page: 210

View: 5482

Religious Language of a Belarusian Tatar Kitab

A Cultural Monument of Islam in Europe : with a Latin-script Transliteration of the British Library Tatar Belarusian Kitab (OR 13020) on CD-ROM

Author: Shirin Akiner

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447030274

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 457

View: 1400

Tatars from the Golden Horde settled in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th-16th centuries. By descent they were Turco-Mongols, by religion Muslim. Within a few generations they lost their native language(s) and spoke only Belarusian and Polish. In order to record and hand on the essentials of their faith they translated essential religious works into Belarusian Polish. These languages were normally written in the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets - 'Christian' scripts and so unsuitable for Islamic texts. The Tatars therefore devised their own system of orthography, using Arabic letters to convey the phonology of the Slav languages. They also created a religious vocabulary that was suited to the expression of Islamic ideas. For general ethical concepts they drew on Belarusian and Polish, but for terms relating to Islamic doctrine and practice they used Arabic loanwords, 'Slavicising' them morphologically and phonetically. This linguistic fusion represents a remarkable cultural monument of Islam in Europe. The first part of the present work traces the six-hundred year history of the Tatars in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - a territory now divided between Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. It draws on a wide range of sources, including contemporary accounts in Latin, Old Russian, medieval French, Polish, Italian and Turkish. The second part consists of a detailed study of a Tatar manuscript (Kitab) held in the British Library. Extracts of such manuscripts have previously appeared in print, but this is the first full-length examination of a Tatar text. The main language is Belarusian (mixed standard and dialect forms), and in places heavily Polonized.A CD-ROM with a Latin-script transliteration of the entire Belarusian-Polish British Library Kitab is included in the sleeve of the book.

An Educator's Classroom Guide to America's Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Benjamin Jerome Hubbard,John T. Hatfield,James A. Santucci

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584094

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 583

Looks at the traditions, beliefs, and practices of religions in the United States, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, the Church of Scientology, and Wicca.

Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761479260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 2440

Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature and contemporary philosophy.

Introduction to Islamic Civilization

Author: R. M. Savory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521099486

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 2470

Eighteen essays depict the historical and cultural background of Islamic society, its contributions to world literature, art, science, and medicine, and the consequences of its interaction with the Christian West

A Europe of Neighbours?

Religious Social Thought and the Reshaping of a Pluralist Europe

Author: Andrew R. Morton,Jim Francis

Publisher: CTPI (Edinburgh)

ISBN: 1870126408

Category: Europe

Page: 176

View: 6935

Contemporary Islam

Dynamic, Not Static

Author: Abdul Aziz Said,Mohammed Said Farsi Professor of Islamic Peace and Director of the Center for Global Peace Abdul Aziz Said,Mohammed Abu-Nimer,Meena Sharify-Funk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135988358

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 5879

Contemporary Islam provides a counterweight to the prevailing opinions of Islamic thought as conservative and static with a preference for violence over dialogue. It gathers together a collection of eminent scholars from around the world who tackle issues such as intellectual pluralism, gender, the ethics of political participation, human rights, non-violence and religious harmony. This is a highly topical and important study which gives a progressive outlook for Islam's role in modern politics and society.

The Deoband Madrassah Movement

Countercultural Trends and Tendencies

Author: Muhammad Moj

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783084464

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 3430

This innovative book analyses the growth of Deobandi Islam, a religious sect whose followers include extremist groups, through the frame of a counterculture in conflict with mainstream Muslim society. Due to its relationship with the Taliban, close links to al-Qaeda, and worldwide reach through the ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ (Proselytization Group), the Deoband Madrassah Movement has come to acquire global significance. In Pakistan, Deobandi schools have increasingly been associated with the rise of an intolerant and militant strain of Islam linked with terrorist activities.

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108601

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 8542

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Pagan Theology

Paganism as a World Religion

Author: Michael York

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814797385

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 9081

In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Buddhists

Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners

Author: Todd Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118322088

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 4460

Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Livesof Practitioners provides a series of case studies ofAsian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, andclass, whose lives are representative of the ways in whichBuddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief throughthe lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put intopractice in everyday life Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhistsociety, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophicalelite within Buddhism Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions,and rewards of living in a Buddhist society Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range ofAsian and modern Western Buddhists Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations incontemporary and historical contexts

Old Islam in Detroit

Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Author: Sally Howell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199372020

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 7037

Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been part of American society for much longer than most people realize. This book documents the history of Islam in Detroit, a city that is home to several of the nation's oldest, most diverse Muslim communities. In the early 1900s, there were thousands of Muslims in Detroit. Most came from Eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and British India. In 1921, they built the nation's first mosque in Highland Park. By the 1930s, new Islam-oriented social movements were taking root among African Americans in Detroit. By the 1950s, Albanians, Arabs, African Americans, and South Asians all had mosques and religious associations in the city, and they were confident that Islam could be, and had already become, an American religion. When immigration laws were liberalized in 1965, new immigrants and new African American converts rapidly became the majority of U.S. Muslims. For them, Detroit's old Muslims and their mosques seemed oddly Americanized, even unorthodox. Old Islam in Detroit explores the rise of Detroit's earliest Muslim communities. It documents the culture wars and doctrinal debates that ensued as these populations confronted Muslim newcomers who did not understand their manner of worship or the American identities they had created. Looking closely at this historical encounter, Old Islam in Detroit provides a new interpretation of the possibilities and limits of Muslim incorporation in American life. It shows how Islam has become American in the past and how the anxieties many new Muslim Americans and non-Muslims feel about the place of Islam in American society today are not inevitable, but are part of a dynamic process of political and religious change that is still unfolding.

America's Religions

An Educator's Guide to Beliefs and Practices

Author: Benjamin Jerome Hubbard,John T. Hatfield,James A. Santucci

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 6540

Today, with all of the controversies surrounding religion in the schools and in the public sphere, it would seem more important than ever that teachers and librarians have a quick source to up to date, correct, unbiased information to give to patrons and students and to inform their classroom practices. The authors of this book (all are or have been professors of religion at various well known universities) do just that. Using this dictionary of religion and culture, teacher will have access to the understanding they need to build unbiased classrooms.The idea for this book came out of the experience of practicing classroom teachers in public schools as they tried to build classroom environments grounded in respect for the many cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the book, school administrator, David Hubbard discusses the need to develop the trained eye in educators so that they can see their classrooms from the perspective of persons from all religious beliefs. The book is arranged to cover most all of the known (and little known) religions in America from the Bahai Faith to Zoroastrianism. Each section covers topics: Origins, Beliefs, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, Main Subgroups, Common Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, Classroom Concerns, Population Data and Further Readings as well as noting current web page addresses if available. Though there are many guides to religions in America, this book has the unique niche of looking at each religion as it may affect teacher practice in the classroom and other student groups-thus its appeal to public and school libraries as well as classroom teachers and other youth leaders.