No god but God Updated Edition

No god but God  Updated Edition
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN: 0812982444
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

No God But God

No God But God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0099564327
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But God Book Excerpt:

Much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West. To many in the west, Islam means jihad, veiled women and suicide bombers. Yet these represent only fringe elements of the world's fastest growing religion.

No God But One Allah Or Jesus

No God But One  Allah Or Jesus
Author: Nabeel Qureshi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 9780310522553
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But One Allah Or Jesus Book Excerpt:

Having shared his journey of faith in the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence. Both religions teach that there is No God but One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus?

Of God and Gods

Of God and Gods
Author: Jan Assmann
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2008-05-21
ISBN: 9780299225506
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of God and Gods Book Excerpt:

For thousands of years, our world has been shaped by biblical monotheism. But its hallmark—a distinction between one true God and many false gods—was once a new and radical idea. Of God and Gods explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism that was once so commonplace. Jan Assmann, one of the most distinguished scholars of ancient Egypt working today, traces the concept of a true religion back to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new idea took shape in the context of the older polytheistic world that it rejected. He offers readers a deepened understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his concept of the “Mosaic distinction,” which conceives an exclusive and emphatic Truth that sets religion apart from beliefs shunned as superstition, paganism, or heresy. Without a theory of polytheism, Assmann contends, any adequate understanding of monotheism is impossible. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the Public Library Association

Reality of

Reality of
Author: Rabaa' Al Taweel
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-05
ISBN: 1426930550
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality of Book Excerpt:

Praise be to Allah, for whom we turn for help, forgiveness and guidance. We invoke his protection from the evils of ourselves and our sins. Who is guided by Allah no one may mislead him and I declare that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger. Know first that ..... (there is no god but Allah) The major concern of the Muslim is what relates to the affairs of the creed, the integrity of belief and fundamentals of worship.

No god but God The Origins and Evolution of Islam

No god but God  The Origins and Evolution of Islam
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN: 9780375898266
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God The Origins and Evolution of Islam Book Excerpt:

Engaging, accessible, and thought-provoking, No god but God is a persuasive, elegantly written, and accessible introduction for young readers to a faith that for much of the West remains shrouded in ignorance and fear. Adapted for young readers from No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, this exploration of Islam by Reza Aslan, internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, delves into the rituals and traditions of a religion that is largely misunderstood by the West. It covers the religion’s origins—the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successors—as well as Islam’s complex history. No god but God is sure to stimulate discussion and encourage understanding of the Islamic faith and the people who follow it. Praise for No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam of Islam “This welcome addition to Islamic studies provides a valuable context for reflection about the origins of issues facing Muslims and their neighbors today.”—Publishers Weekly “An introduction to Islam as evocative as it is provocative.”—Kirkus Reviews “Wise and passionate book.”—New York Times Financial Times Best Book of the Year

God

God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Corgi
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 9780552174992
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Book Excerpt:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind's relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions, and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father, and Allah. Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief, and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds, and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.

No God But God

No God But God
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No God But God Book Excerpt:

Helps clear the way to a fruitful dialogue between Christians and Muslims by addressing several questions that are usually grounds for misunderstandings between the two.

Islamisation

Islamisation
Author: A. C. S. Peacock
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN: 1474417132
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamisation Book Excerpt:

The spread of Islam and the process of Islamisation (meaning both conversion to Islam and the adoption of Muslim culture) is explored in the twenty-four chapters of this volume. Taking a comparative perspective, both the historical trajectory of Islamisation and the methodological problems in its study are addressed, with coverage moving from Africa to China and from the seventh century to the start of the colonial period in 1800. Key questions are addressed. What is meant by Islamisation? How far was the spread of Islam as a religion bound up with the spread of Muslim culture? To what extent are Islamisation and conversion parallel processes? How is Islamisation connected to Arabisation? What role do vernacular Muslim languages play in the promotion of Muslim culture? The broad, comparative perspective allows readers to develop a thorough understanding of the process of Islamisation over eleven centuries of its history.

It s Not Just Academic

It   s Not Just Academic
Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 9352800095
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Not Just Academic Book Excerpt:

This collection of articles by Carl W Ernst summarizes over 30 years of research, recovering and illuminating remarkable examples of Islamic culture that have been largely overlooked, if not forgotten. It opens with reflections on teaching Islam, focusing on major themes such as Sufism, the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad, and Arabic literature. The importance of public scholarship and the questionable opposition between Islam and the West are also addressed. The articles that follow explore multiple facets of Sufism, the ethical and spiritual tradition that has flourished in Muslim societies for over a thousand years. The cumulative effect is to move away from static Orientalist depictions of Sufism and Islam through a series of vivid and creative case studies.

Islam FAQ

Islam FAQ
Author: Jim McCrudden
Publsiher: Islam FAQ
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1436321948
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam FAQ Book Excerpt:

[From a review posted on the net.] The blurb on the back says "There are surprises in this book." No kidding. There are surprises on every page. This is the definitive ´everything you wanted to know about Muslims but were too afraid to ask´ book. And, actually, you´d do well to be afraid because some of the answers to the faqs are a bit scary. And surprising. And occasionally not an answer at all. Take this answer about whether or not pictures are forbidden by Islam for example. "Given the choice of sticking an icepick up your nose, or reconciling the points of view, go for the icepick. It´s all over in a second or two that way". In a lot of ways this is really a very funny book on a very serious subject and the tone, throughout, is conversational rather than conspiratorial. It´s extraordinarily readable. The author puts none of his own opinions in and this removes the sense that you are being driven to somebody´s point of view. The Question that I most Frequently Asked myself while reading Islam F.A.Q was "Where is the faqing index?" This would be a great reference book for schools etc but...no index. Where´s the stuff on Fatwa? Apostasy? Taliban? Jihad? All these are well covered but unless you dog ear the pages, you´ll be trawling back and forth trying to find what you want. It´s probably because I am a senior school teacher that I think like this, and in the back of my mind there is the thought that this author has come up with a brand new genre. The non-fiction book that is meant to be read for an overall picture, not bought for research. I guess the best way to read it is from the beginning. All the way through. Buy it but be prepared for surprises.

There Is No God and He Is Always with You

There Is No God and He Is Always with You
Author: Brad Warner
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 160868184X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Is No God and He Is Always with You Book Excerpt:

Can you be an atheist and still believe in God? Can you be a true believer and still doubt? Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God? Brad Warner was initially interested in Buddhism because he wanted to find God, but Buddhism is usually thought of as godless. In the three decades since Warner began studying Zen, he has grappled with paradoxical questions about God and managed to come up with some answers. In this fascinating search for a way beyond the usual arguments between fundamentalists and skeptics, Warner offers a profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the “ground of all being.”

Truth and Narrative

Truth and Narrative
Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 702
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780700710027
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Truth and Narrative Book Excerpt:

Ayn al-Qudat is one of the geniuses of Islamic intellectual history and has even been described as the true father of deconstructionism. This text provides a clearly-written critical introduction to the intellectual, literary, religious and philosophical struggles of the 12th century as expressed by one of Islam's greatest and most radical writers.

Divine Word and Prophetic Word in Early Islam

Divine Word and Prophetic Word in Early Islam
Author: William Albert Graham,William A.. Graham
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9789027976123
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Word and Prophetic Word in Early Islam Book Excerpt:

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

Studies in Chinese Art

Studies in Chinese Art
Author: Te-k'un Cheng,Dekun Zheng
Publsiher: Chinese University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9789622012790
Category: Art, Chinese
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Chinese Art Book Excerpt:

'This volume comprises eight articles that fall into three groups: surveys of Chinese art and archaeology and their interrelationships, the exhibition of Chinese archaeological finds, and an account of Dunhuang studies in China up to 1947; animal styles, floral patterns and yinyang wuxing in Chinese art; and Chinese epigraphy.

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD
Author: Moreno Dal Bello
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 0244411972
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD Book Excerpt:

Jesus Christ is God is a treatise on the Deity of Jesus Christ, and the Trinity of God. Very few have a neutral response when they hear the name 'Jesus'. Billions upon billions have called on the name 'Jesus' for centuries, and yet few have ever known the true Person behind the name of the One Who would come and "...save His people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21). Many seek solace and refuge in the name 'Jesus', but few there be who know the Person and Work of the Man behind the name. Many derive great comfort and assurance in their lives simply because they call the one whom they worship, 'Jesus', and yet they will one day realise that to know His name and yet not know the Person behind the name, is to not know Him at all.

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Belonging to Yale College Deposited in the College Library

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Belonging to Yale College  Deposited in the College Library
Author: Yale College (1718-1887)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coins, Greek
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Belonging to Yale College Deposited in the College Library Book Excerpt:

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Deposited in the College Library

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Deposited in the College Library
Author: Yale University
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalogue of the Cabinet of Coins Deposited in the College Library Book Excerpt:

The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan 1920 40

The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan  1920 40
Author: Audrey Altstadt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN: 1317245431
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan 1920 40 Book Excerpt:

The early Soviet Union’s nationalities policy involved the formation of many national republics, within which "nation building" and "modernization" were undertaken for the benefit of "backward" peoples. This book, in considering how such policies were implemented in Azerbaijan, argues that the Soviet policies were in fact a form of imperialism, with "nation building" and "modernization" imposed firmly along Soviet lines. The book demonstrates that in Azerbaijan, and more widely among western Turkic peoples, the Volga and Crimean Tatars, there were before the onset of Soviet rule, well developed, forward looking, secular, national movements, which were not at all "backward" and were different from the Soviets. The book shows how in the period 1920 to 1940 the two different visions competed with each other, with eventually the pre-Soviet vision of Azerbaijani culture losing out, and the Soviet version dominating in a new Soviet Azerbaijani culture. The book examines the details of this Sovietization of culture: in language policy and the change of the alphabet, in education, higher education and in literature. The book concludes by exploring how pre-Soviet Azerbaijani culture survived to a degree underground, and how it was partially rehabilitated after the death of Stalin and more fully in the late Soviet period.

Ibn Taymiyya

Ibn Taymiyya
Author: Jon Hoover
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 178607690X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ibn Taymiyya Book Excerpt:

Ibn Taymiyya (1263–1328) of Damascus was one of the most prominent and controversial religious scholars of medieval Islam. He called for jihad against the Mongol invaders of Syria, appealed to the foundational sources of Islam for reform, and battled against religious innovation. Today, he inspires such diverse movements as Global Salafism, Islamic revivalism and modernism, and violent jihadism. This volume synthesizes the latest research, discusses many little-known aspects of Ibn Taymiyya’s thought, and highlights the religious utilitarianism that pervades his activism, ethics, and theology.