Following Muhammad
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 12 October 2005
  • ISBN : 9780807875803
  • Page : 272 pages
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Download or read online book entitled Following Muhammad, was written by Carl W. Ernst and published by Univ of North Carolina Press in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 12 October 2005 with total pages 272. Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.