The Resource Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith, Vartan Gregorian

Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith, Vartan Gregorian

Label
Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith
Title
Islam
Title remainder
a mosaic, not a monolith
Statement of responsibility
Vartan Gregorian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this survey of Islam, Vartan Gregorian focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith." "The book begins with an overview of Islam's tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role. Gregorian traces its origins and fundamental principles, from Prophet Muhammad's call to faith nearly 1,400 years ago to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the subsequent abolition of the Caliphate. He focuses particular attention on the intense struggle between modernists and traditionalists, interaction between religion and nationalism, and key developments that have caused bitter divisions among Muslim nations and states: the partitions of Palestine and the Indian subcontinent, the break up and Islamization of Pakistan, the 1978 revolution in Iran, and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan." "Gregorian emphasizes the importance of religion in today's world and urges states, societies, and intellectuals to intervene in order to prevent Islam - as well as other religions - from becoming the political tool of various parties or of states. He recommends continuing contact and dialogues between modernist and traditionalist Muslims, as well as among the educated, secular elite and their clerical counterparts. He advocates for U.S.-led efforts to engage and better understand the diversity of Muslim communities in the United States and the world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gregorian, Vartan
Dewey number
320.917/671
Index
index present
LC call number
DS35.77
LC item number
.G74 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic countries
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic renewal
  • Nationalism
  • Islam et politique
  • Islamisme
  • Renouveau islamique
  • Nationalisme
  • Pays musulmans
  • Islam
  • Stromingen (cultuur)
  • Islam
Label
Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith, Vartan Gregorian
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A brief survey of Islam -- Clash of modernists and traditionalists -- Challenges of the twentieth century -- Islamism : liberation politics -- Quests for democracy and modernity -- Need for mutual knowledge and understanding
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55897953
Label
Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith, Vartan Gregorian
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A brief survey of Islam -- Clash of modernists and traditionalists -- Challenges of the twentieth century -- Islamism : liberation politics -- Quests for democracy and modernity -- Need for mutual knowledge and understanding
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55897953

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