cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » Great World Religions: Islam
eBook Great World Religions: Islam ePub

eBook Great World Religions: Islam ePub

by John L. Esposito,The Great Courses

  • ISBN: 1565856481
  • Category: Islam
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: John L. Esposito,The Great Courses
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Teaching Company; 6102 edition (2003)
  • ePub book: 1804 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1180 kb
  • Other: mobi doc docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 546

Description

Great World Religions: Islam. Professor John L. Esposito, P. Professor Esposito takes a closer look at the historical development of two great Islamic institutions: Islamic law, (the Shariah) and Islamic mysticism (Sufism)

Great World Religions: Islam. Georgetown University. Professor Esposito takes a closer look at the historical development of two great Islamic institutions: Islamic law, (the Shariah) and Islamic mysticism (Sufism).

In these 12 lectures, Professor Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than . billion adherents. Many in the West know little about the faith and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists, but this lecture series will help you better understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today. What does the future hold for Islam and the West in the new century?

By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses. Would you be willing to try another book from The Great Courses and John L. Esposito ? Why or why not?

By: Daniel N. Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson. Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins. Esposito ? Why or why not? Yes because its the best out there. John Esposito does an excellent job of explaining the religion, the diversity of the religion and the 5 pillars. He brings in the concept of Jihad masterfully at the end of the second video.

Great World Religions book. The focus of this course will be to better understand Islam's role as a religion and as a way of life," says Professor Esposito

Great World Religions book. The focus of this course will be to better understand Islam's role as a religion and as a way of life," says Professor Esposito. In 12 lectures, moving from Muhammad to the present, from the 7th to the 21st centuries, we will explore Muslim beliefs, practices, and history in the context of its significance and impact on Muslim life and society through the ages, as well as world events today.

Great World Religions: Islam helps you better understand Islam as both a religion and a way of life. In these illuminating lectures, expert Islamic scholar and Professor John L. Esposito takes you through Islamic history from the 7th century through today. Along the way you explore Muslim beliefs and practices in the context of their impact on Muslim life and society throughout the ages; how and why Muslims came to Europe and America; the issues of faith, identity, and integration that face them in their homelands; and other fascinating aspects of this great world faith.

John L. A prolific writer, Professor Esposito is the author of over 25 books, including What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, The Islamic. Once I began to study Islam, I discovered a religious tradition with close affinities to Judaism and Christianity, with a rich religious, historical, and civilizational legacy that I had never been told about before. A prolific writer, Professor Esposito is the author of over 25 books, including What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, and Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam.

This course will help you better understand Islams role as both a religion .

This course will help you better understand Islams role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today. It is important to understand what Muslims believe, and also how their beliefs are carried out privately and publicly as individuals as well as members of a larger community. Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam is one of the great monotheistic faiths that traces its ancestry to Abraham. In 2005, Professor Esposito won the American Academy of Religions prestigious Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. This award honors a scholar who has been exemplary in promoting the public understanding of religion.

Great World Religions: Islam - Professor John L. Esposito, Georgetown University. the Crossroads Lecture 10 Women and Change in Islam Lecture 11 Islam in the West Lecture 12 The Future of Islam. John L. Esposito is University Professor, as well as Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, Washington . Professor Esposito earned his P. at Temple University, his . at St. John's University, and his . Anthony College.

Audio CD, includes Course Guidebook (notes) and 12 Lectures on 6 CDs. Course Lecture Titles: Islam Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, The Five Pillars of Islam . Course Lecture Titles: Islam Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, The Five Pillars of Islam,. ISBN13:9781565856950. Release Date:January 2003.

How familiar are you with the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion? In these 12 lectures, Professor Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. Many in the West know little about the faith and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists, but this lecture series will help you better understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today. What does the future hold for Islam and the West in the new century? How will it change under the influence of conservatives, reformers, and extremists? Moving from Muhammad to the present, from the 7th to the 21st centuries, you'll explore Muslim beliefs, practices, and history in the context of its significance and impact on Muslim life and society through the ages, as well as world events today. Topics you'll cover include the life and legacy of the prophet Muhammad; the nature and true meaning of jihad; the Muslim beliefs about other faiths such as Judaism and Christianity; Islamic contributions to mathematics, science, and art; the intricate relationship between Islam, modernization, capitalism, and democracy; and much more. Professor Esposito takes a closer look at the historical development of two great Islamic institutions: Islamic law and Islamic mysticism. And he examines the worldwide "struggle for the soul of Islam" occurring today between conservatives and reformers, mainstream Muslims and extremists.

Comments

Frei Frei
The series “Great World Religions: Islam,” is an excellent introduction to the Islamic faith for anyone who is new to it, and it is also recommended for anyone who, like me, simply enjoys studying religion and learning about other cultures. The professor, John L. Esposito, is a professor of religion at Georgetown University. I have actually read five of his books: “What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam” (2011 edition), “The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?,” “The Oxford Dictionary of Islam,” “The Oxford History of Islam,” and “Who Speaks For Islam?: What A Billion Muslims Really Think.” In this day and age where we have to confront issues like Muslim extremism, the debate over Muslims’ place in Western societies, and so on, understanding Islam and getting rid of prejudices and misconceptions about this great religion---which is the second-largest religion in the world after Christianity---this course is a great way to learn about this great religion. This CD series provides a basic overview of the history, beliefs and practices of Islam. The first lecture, “Islam Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” is a general introduction to the course. The next lecture focuses on the Five Pillars of Islam---Shahadah (declaration of faith), Salat (prayer), Zakat (almsgiving), Sawm (fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims believe the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Muhammad in 610 CE), and Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca). Lecture 3 talks about the life of the prophet Muhammad (570-632 CE). Lecture 4 discusses the role that the Quran plays in shaping how Muslims look at the world and how they live their lives. Lecture 5 discusses the role of both religion and politics in the lives of Muslims throughout history. Lecture 6 focuses simultaneously on Islamic law (Shariah) and on Sufism (a mystical branch of Islam). Lecture 7 talks about the various religious and political movements within Islam. Lecture 8 discusses the contemporary resurgence of Islam, while lecture 9 discusses the debates within Muslim communities regarding how Islam should be interpreted in the contemporary world. Lecture 10 is focused on the role of women in Islam and in Muslim societies and the debates over issues related to women’s rights in Muslim communities around the world. The lecture after that focuses on Islam and Muslim communities in the West, and lecture 12 is essentially summary of the entire course. I would highly recommend this series of lectures. It is very fascinating.
Detenta Detenta
Bumand Bumand
That's just my personal preference: I was looking for history and basic principals of Islam. The course put too much emphasis on modern political situation.
Mala Mala
As much as I love most of the Teaching Company courses, this one was a disappointment. The presenter is engaging, but wastes far too much of the course's time reiterating and emphasizing that terrorism is the acts of a few fanatics rather than the product of mainstream Islam. I was hoping for something informative regarding the various sects and schools of jurisprudence within Islam. Not here, other than a few mentions of the schism between Sunni and Shia. No mention of Alawites or Druze. No explanations of the doctrinal differences or backgrounds between twelvers, Ismailis, or Zaidis, for example. The only revelatory portions of these lectures for me were his discussions of varying customs/laws regarding the treatment of women in different Islamic countries. Bottom line - this course is more an apologia for tolerance of Islam rather than an informative academic course.