Reader on Classical Islam by Mr. F. E. Peters
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Reader on Classical Islam
By Mr. F. E. Peters

A Reader on Classical Islam

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Reader on Classical Islam by Mr. F. E. Peters

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To enable the reader to shape, or perhaps reshape, an understanding of the Islamic tradition, F. E. Peters skillfully combines extensive passages from Islamic texts with a fascinating commentary of his own. In so doing, he presents a substantial body of literary evidence that will enable the reader to grasp the bases of Muslim faith and, more, to get some sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic religious culture as a whole. The voices recorded here are those of Muslims engaged in discourse with their God and with each other--historians, lawyers, mystics, and theologians, from the earliest Companions of the Prophet Muhammad down to Ibn Rushd or "Averroes" (d. 1198), al-Nawawi (d. 1278), and Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406). These religious seekers lived in what has been called the "classical" period in the development of Islam, the era when the exemplary works of law and spirituality were written, texts of such universally acknowledged importance that subsequent generations of Muslims gratefully understood themselves as heirs to an enormously broad and rich legacy of meditation on God's Word. "Islam" is a word that seems simple to understand. It means "submission," and, more specifically in the context where it first and most familiarly appears, "submission to the will of God." That context is the Quran, the Sacred Book of the Muslims, from which flow the patterns of belief and practice that today claim the spiritual allegiance of hundreds of millions around the globe. By drawing on the works of the great masters--Islam in its own words--Peters enriches our understanding of the community of "those who have submitted" and their imposing religious and political culture, which is becoming ever more important to the West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691000404
ISBN-10: 0691000409
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 27-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that their Scriptures preserve God's words to humanity, and that those words were spoken uniquely to them. This book gives insights into their origins, contents, canonization, and the important roles they have played in the lives of their communities. It explores how they evolved from oral to written texts.

Children of Abraham by Mr. F. E. Peters Children of Abraham, Paperback (August 2006)

Traces the three faiths from the sixth century BC, when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the time in the Middle Ages when they approached their present form. This title points out that all three faith groups, whom the Muslims themselves refer to as "People of the Book," share much common ground.

Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, by Mr. F. E. Peters Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition,, Paperback (July 2005)

The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. This book is a comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions. It tells the story of the foundation and formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their historical presence.

Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition by Mr. F. E. Peters Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Paperback (July 2005)

The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. This book is a comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions. It tells the story of the foundation and formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their historical presence.

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