The Resource Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence

Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence

Label
Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence
Title
Shattering the myth
Title remainder
Islam beyond violence
Statement of responsibility
Bruce B. Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate from armed confrontations in one small corner of the world. Islam, Bruce Lawrence argues, is a complex international religious system that cannot be reduced to stereotypes. As Lawrence demonstrates, Islam is a religion shaped as much by its own postulates and ethical demands as by the specific circumstances of Muslim people in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
297/.09/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP163
LC item number
.L34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Label
Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
Introduction: Islam across Time and Cultures -- Pt. 1. European Colonialism and Its Sequels. Ch. 1. The Three Phases of Modern-Day Islam. Ch. 2. Islamic Revivalism: Anti-Colonial Revolt. Ch. 3. Islamic Reform: Secular Nationalism. Ch. 4. Islamic Fundamentalism: Religious Nationalism -- Pt. 2. Muslim Women and Islamic Fundamentalism. Ch. 5. The Double Bind Revisited. Ch. 6. The Shah Bano Case -- Conclusion: Convergent Signposts: Jihad and Corporate Culture
Control code
000013488036
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 237 p.
Isbn
9780691004877
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97038776
Other physical details
ill., map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b19742538
System control number
  • 13488036lt
  • (OCoLC)37782939

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