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(PUBCambridge)New! "Sets out to present Islam in all its diversity, combining historical, cultural, and theological perspectives. Substantial treatments of Shi'ite and Sufi systems of belief and practice. Clearly written, it deserves to become the standard introduction,"---Expository Times. 332 pages, softcover.
This revised and updated second edition features a new section tackling the issues arising from Islam's changing role in the volatile world order of the new millennium. Appearing at the end of a book which explores the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the role of religion in the current conflicts. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-41880-1 First Edition Pb (1995): 0-521-42929-3