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Y and politics He discusses the formation of Islamic belief and practice law theology philosophy and mysticism chronicling the struggle of Muslims to define and adhere to their Islamic way of life Eually important is the essential information Esposito provides on the contemporary. Had to read this for my history of the Middle East and Islam course very dry and not as well written as I would have hoped Leaves out a lot of important facts and includes many errors that are clearly cultural things and not Islam at all

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Islam The Straight Path

World of Islam from Muslim responses to the challenges of colonialism and modernization to the reassertion of Islam in politics and society This third edition has been updated throughout and is enhanced by new material that accurately reflects the true diversity of Muslim cultur. Given the enormous amounts of ignorance or misinformation that surrounds the subject of Islam in contemporary rhetoric and communal debate this book already a few years old in its fourth edition was a timely read for me The author a world renowned scholar in the field provides an accessible and balanced introduction to IslamThis book is no apology for the religion of Islam nor is it an attack on that religion It is thankfully a text that is well researched broad in scope and not afraid to point out the negatives in the history of religion or enumerate the areas that Islam the use of which term is problematic because it is too amorphous needs to consider and address going forward if it wishes to continue to be a positive presence in the contemporary worldI found this text illuminating chilling confronting in parts but overall very beneficial to my understanding of the straight path of Islam an understanding that I believe is necessary in the light of continuing negative fear mongering that passes for media coverage of any issue that touches on IslamI would strongly recommend this book to anyone who truly wishes to understand a little better the reality of Islam in our contemporary worldFrom the back coverNow in a new edition this exceptionally successful survey text introduces the faith belief and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence John L Esposito an internationally renowned expert on Islam traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics Lucidly written and expansive in scope Islam The Straight Path Fourth Edition provides keen insight into one of the world s least understood religions It is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam comparative religions and Middle Eastern history and culture

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In Islam Esposito provides a succinct up to date survey of the Islamic experience an introduction to the faith belief and practice of Islam from its origins to its contemporary resurgence He traces the emergence and development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world histor. This book is an excellent primer on Islam on a multitude of dimensions historical religious modern cultural anthropological scientific I found this book to be the best guide to Islam and I especially enjoyed its final chapter which dealt with modern history up to mid 2009 It assimilates the many different streams of Islam into a readable work but one that is certainly well researched and well written This book was read for a course on Islam and I found it nearly as helpful as the classes attended Esposito doesn t give too many editorial comments about the history he is describing which I like Just the facts ma am However he does see that the future of Islam lies in its ability or inability to adjust to the changing demands of pluralism and adherents continuous struggle in defining their relationship in the West as either Muslims in the West or Western MuslimsA great read that is neither dense nor superficial Perfect for an introduction and jumping off point for willing learners about Islam


10 thoughts on “Islam The Straight Path

  1. says:

    This book is an excellent primer on Islam on a multitude of dimensions historical religious modern cultural anthropological scientific I found

  2. says:

    People always ask me what a great intro to Islam book is and this is it Esposito does a fantastic job and it is the best I have seen of its kind in its 3rd edition even I think It does have some flaws but what book doesn't

  3. says:

    This does not seem like a very good introduction to Islam I am not sure of the importance of covering obscure sects from centuries ago and all of that The book is very dry not much fun to read and seems like an awful choice for a college survey course as it seems uite apologetic and does a very poor job of dealing with the current

  4. says:

    If you want to begin researching and understanding Islam this is a great book to start with It's easy to understand and gives you the history of Islam as a religion ideology culture and political system I would encourage everyone t

  5. says:

    Had to read this for my history of the Middle East and Islam course very dry and not as well written as I would have hoped Leaves out

  6. says:

    The writing is dry Informative I admit but very dry and reading it felt like a drag It was frustrating at times primarily for the foll

  7. says:

    Very dry It's not really relevant to understanding Islam unless you're studying where the extremist groups first originated or you just want to know about the historical movements of the religion I though John Esposito could do much better than that

  8. says:

    Given the enormous amounts of ignorance or misinformation that surrounds the subject of Islam in contemporary rhetoric and communal

  9. says:

    This book merits four and a half stars but I rounded down to four The book is excellent and filled with information and o

  10. says:

    Islam The Straight Path is a really poignant and engaging introduction to the vast topics surrounding Islam John L Esponsito presents the complex history of 13 odd centuries of faith innovation expansion trade commerce and sadly in recent times the spread of fanaticism This is a book I think everyone in the west should read so as