Islam The Straight Path by John L. Esposito
Islam The Straight Path
by John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press, 1992, black and white photographs, paperback, ISBN 0195074726
Very Good Condition
'This outstandingly successful survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. The author, an internationally recognized expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics and discusses the formation of Islamic belief and practice (in law, theology, philosophy, and mysticism), chronicling the struggle of Muslims to define and adhere to their Islamic way of life. In addition, Esposito provides insight on the contemporary world of Islam, from Muslim reposes to the challenges of colonialism and modernization to the reassertion of Islam in politics and society.'