Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies

Pages: 243
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies

Charles J. Adams

Based on a symposium on the theme 'Islam and the History of Religions,' this important work features thoughtful essays on the study of Islam.
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9781851682683 (26 Mar 2001)
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The Book

Based on a symposium on the theme 'Islam and the History of Religions', this important work features thoughtful essays on the study of Islam. In essays organized around five themes in religious studies, the scholars in this volume call for an increase in the attention given to Islam as part of religious studies and for greater clarity in our understanding both of Islam and of religion in terms of Islam. Influential and powerful, when first published in 1985, this text helped bring about the transition of Islamic studies from Orientalism and area studies to religious studies.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 243
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Richard C. Martin is the principle author of Defenders of Reason in Islam, also published by Oneworld, and of other books and numerous articles on approaches to understanding Islamic religious phenomena. He is Professor of History of Religions and Islamic Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Reviews

'Virtually no one else has even considered such a vast but essential undertaking. It goes beyond existing works on almost every score.' Bruce B. Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Religion, Duke University