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This is the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts some of the key ethical questions facing Muslims today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851683987
ISBN-10: 1851683984
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Foltz

Richard C. Folz is Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. A specialist in Iranian Studies, his research also focuses on the relationship between religion and nature, and on Muslim civilizations in general. He has lectured extensively in both America and the Middle East, and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards. His previous works include Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran shaped the World's Religions (Oneworld 2004)

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