"An evenhanded creation to the questions and dilemmas dealing with Islam within the glossy global. A wealth of source-texts via the easiest writers at the topic, Moslem and Western alike."--Sasson Somekh, Tel Aviv University
Written in a mode simply obtainable to either scholars and basic readers, The Many Faces of Islam deals quite a lot of views on sleek Islamic tradition and spiritual perform. trying to dispel the belief that Islamic fundamentalism and extremism symbolize Islam in its entirety, Nissim Rejwan surveys the problems and offers a number of excerpts from smooth writers and students, Muslim and non-Muslim, summarizing the various difficulties and dilemmas dealing with modern Muslims.
Rejwan argues that to view Islam as uniform and all of a bit invitations confusion and miscomprehension. the wealthy sampling of readings amplifies the precis dialogue and demonstrates the stunning number of Islamic suggestions and practices. matters contain the individuality of Islam, the decline of the Islamic institution, the effect of modernity, misunderstandings of Islam, Islam and the Dhimmis, the fundamentalist revival, and more.
With a unique, topical method of his topic, Rejwan widens the view of Islam from radicalism to the tradition as a complete. His blend of topical precis and illuminating, balanced texts will supply an invaluable source for college students of Islamic tradition and, for basic readers, an insightful, balanced, and interesting creation to a poorly understood yet more and more vital civilization.
Nissim Rejwan is a study Fellow on the Harry S Truman learn Institute for the development of Peace on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem. between his 9 earlier books are Arabs Face the trendy international: non secular, Cultural, and Political Responses to the West (UPF, 1998) and Israel’s position within the heart East: A Pluralist Perspective (UPF, 1998), winner of the 1998 nationwide Jewish publication Award in Israel stories. he's at present writing his memoirs of Baghdad, the place he used to be born and grew up.