Islam   (A Short History)  -     By: Karen Armstrong
Buy Item InStock14.36$14.36 Retail: $15.95 Save 10% ($1.59) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $11.99 eBook Details

Islam (A Short History)

Random House, Inc / 2002 / Paperback

$14.36 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $15.95
|
Save 10% ($1.59)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW6618X

Current Promotions
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA. We apologize for any inconvenience.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include

Product Description

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong's short history demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Features maps, glossaries, pronunciation guide, discussion questions, and more.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
ISBN: 081296618X
ISBN-13: 9780812966183
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Cave Quest VBS 2016: Bible Memory Buddies, Set of 5
    Cave Quest VBS 2016: Bible Memory Buddies, Set of 5
    Group Publishing / 2016 / Other
    $2.96 Retail: $3.29 Save 10% ($0.33)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW73217X
  2. Cave Quest VBS 2016, Ultimate Starter Kit Following Jesus, The Light of the World
    Cave Quest VBS 2016, Ultimate Starter Kit Following Jesus, The Light of the World
    Group Publishing / 2015 / Other
    $159.29 Retail: $176.99 Save 10% ($17.70)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW733683
    Video
  3. One-Minute Inspirations for Women
    One-Minute Inspirations for Women
    Elizabeth George
    Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $1.00 Retail: $2.99 Save 67% ($1.99)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW957403
  4. Deep Sea Discovery VBS Kit
    Deep Sea Discovery VBS Kit
    Standard Publishing VBS / 2015 / Other
    $149.99 Retail: $179.99 Save 17% ($30.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW77770X
    Video

Related Products

  1. The Pastor
    The Pastor
    Eugene H. Peterson
    HarperOne / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 29% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW988219
  2. Doodle Pad
    Doodle Pad
    Melissa & Doug
    Melissa & Doug / Other
    $1.99
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW46038
  3. Saxon Math 2, Home Study Kit
    Saxon Math 2, Home Study Kit
    Saxon
    Saxon Publishing / Other
    $103.99 Retail: $122.30 Save 15% ($18.31)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW19600
  4. The Jesus Storybook Bible, Case of 20
    The Jesus Storybook Bible, Case of 20
    Sally Lloyd-Jones
    Zondervan / 2006 / Hardcover
    $135.00 Retail: $339.80 Save 60% ($204.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW708257CS

Publisher's Description

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest.

Author Bio

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s foremost scholars on religious affairs. She is the author of a number of bestselling books, including The Battle for God, Buddha, Jerusalem, A History of God, and Through the Narrow Gate, a memoir of her seven years as a nun. She lives in London.

Editorial Reviews

“A small gem bristling with insight.” —The Washington Post

“A valuable corrective to the hostile caricatures of Islam that circulate in the English-speaking world. . . . Engaging and provocative.” —The New York Times

“Karen Armstrong, a respected and popular author of several books about religion . . . takes on a useful and formidable task in presenting the history of Islam in a single short volume. As many other such works have been written either by apologists or by those hostile to Islam, Armstrong’s comprehensive and sympathetic work is welcome.” —Los Angeles Times

“In Armstrong’s brisk narrative, the clichés evaporate fast. . . . A book like this is suddenly essential." —Entertainment Weekly

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search