Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices by Teresa BernheimerMuslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices by Teresa Bernheimer

Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

byTeresa Bernheimer, Andrew Rippin

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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Andrew Rippin's Muslims is essential reading for students and scholars alike. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and for the first time features a companion website with extensive links to additional reading and resources to help deepen students' understanding of the subject. Muslims offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to modern times. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qur'an 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 Sufi sm
Andrew Rippin is Professor of History and former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada. He specialises in Islamic Studies and has written and edited several books on Islam and the Qur'an, includingClassical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious LiteratureandThe Islamic World(both published by Routledge).
Title:Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415489407

ISBN - 13:9780415489409


Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition.  Introduction Part 1: Formative Elements of Classical Islam  1. Prehistory  2. The Qur''n  3. Muhammad Part 2: Emergence of Islamic Identity  4. Political Action and Theory  5. Theological Exposition  6. Legal Developments  7. Ritual Practice Part 3: Alternative Visions of Classical Islamic Identity  8. The Sh''a  9. S'f' Devotion Part 4: Consolidation of Islamic Identity  10. Intellectual Culture  11. Medieval Visions of Islam Part 5: Modern Visions of Islam  12. Describing Modernity  13. Muhammad and Modernity  14. The Qur''n and Modernity  15. Issues of Identity: Ritual and Politics Part 6: Re-Visioning Islam  16. Women, Intellectuals and Other Challenges  17. Perceptions of Muslims in the Twenty-First Century.  Glossary.  References.  General Index.  Index of Qur''n Citations.

Editorial Reviews

'Highly recommended. An introduction that stands out due to its comprehensive coverage from a critical historical perspective attuned to the dynamics of constructing religious identities both in the past and present. Just the right amount of challenge for undergraduate students.' - F. Volker Greifenhagen, University of Regina, Canada 'With his pedagogical clarity, critical academic approach and vast knowledge, Andrew Rippin¿s book is truly an authoritative and stimulating guide. The combination of classical and contemporary sources and a large number of examples from different epochs and regions provide the reader with a thorough introduction to Islamic studies.' - G¿ran Larsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden "This thorough work by Rippin is one of the best short introductions to Muslim thought...this is an excellent classroom textbook. Rippin lives up to his goal to treat Islam to 'the full rigor of analysis that humanistic and social-scientific study can provide.' Summing Up: Highly recommended." G.M. Smith, Deleware County Community College, USA in Choice   Praise for previous editions: 'Probably the best general account of what Muslims believe' - Robert Irwin, The Guardian 'Provides a scholarly and yet readable introduction to the Islamic tradition. Rippin presents a complex religious tradition in a condensed, well-documented and up-to-date work.' - Roxanne D. Marcotte, Studies in Religion 'Rippin manages to give an accessible and representative overview of the doctrinal and ritual developments of Islam.' - Oliver Scharbrodt, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies