Following Muhammad

Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

Carl W. Ernst

9789380403120

New Delhi, 2012

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244 pages

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Making a radical departure from the recently proliferatingpublications on Islam—journalist exposes onterrorist intrigues and solemn expositions on the clash ofcivilizations—renowned Islamic Carl Ernst offersin this book a sympathetic yet reasoned anti analytical view of theIslamic religious tradition and the contemporary Issues thatMuslims face. He introduces the reader to the profound spiritualand intellectual resources of Islam while clarifying debate anddiversity within the tradition. Writing from within the frameworkof religious studies and the historical context he describes howProtestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice haveaffected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also discussesthe contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditionalsettings and its new locations and provides a context forunderstanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. Ernstconcludes with an overview of critical debates on importantcontemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, andscience and religion. Revealing the human face of Islam, thistimely and important volume aims at stimulating conversationbetween Muslims and non-Muslims in a world that they have commonlyinherited. About the Author Carl W. Ernst is W.R. Kerian Professor of Religious Studiesat the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is theauthor of several books an Islam, including How to Read the Qur'an:A New Guide, with Select Translations, Eternal Garden: Mysticism,History and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center, Sufi Martyrs ofLove: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond (co-authored withBruce B. Lawrence), and The Shombhala Guide to Sufism.

Carl W. Ernst

Carl W. Ernst is W.R. Kerian Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books an Islam, including How to Read the Qur'an: A New Guide, with Select Translations, Eternal Garden: Mysticism, History and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center, Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond (co-authored with Bruce B. Lawrence), and The Shombhala Guide to Sufism.