Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Jihad Beyond Islam by Gabriele Marranci

'Jihad' is a highly charged word. Often mistranslated as 'Holy War', it has become synonymous with terrorism. Current political events have entirely failed to take account of the subtlety and complexity of jihad. Like many concepts with a long history, different cultural ideas have influenced the religious aspects of jihad. As a result its original meaning has been adapted, modified and destabilized - never more than at the present time. How does jihad manifest itself in Muslims' everyday lives? What impact has 9/11 and its backlash had on jihad? By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this timely book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad.In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and sophisticated anthropological understanding of Muslims' lives far beyond the predictable cliches.

Buy Jihad Beyond Islam by Gabriele Marranci from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781845201579
ISBN-10: 1845201574
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Jihad Beyond Islam by Gabriele Marranci

Book Reviews - Jihad Beyond Islam by Gabriele Marranci

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Jihad Beyond Islam book by Gabriele Marranci and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Gabriele Marranci

Gabriele Marranci is Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion, School of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen. He is the founding editor of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life.

Books By Gabriele Marranci

Wars of Terror by Gabriele Marranci
Hardback, November 2015
Studying Islam in Practice by Gabriele Marranci
Hardback, December 2013
Faith, Ideology and Fear by Gabriele Marranci
Paperback, October 2011
Understanding Muslim Identity by Gabriele Marranci
Hardback, January 2009