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Author Esposito, John L.

Title The future of Islam / John L. Esposito.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  297.09051 Es65f 2010    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
Description xiv, 234 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index.
Contents The many faces of Islam and Muslims -- God in politics -- Where are the Muslim reformers? -- America and the Muslim world : building a new way forward -- Conclusion.
Summary A Georgetown University professor and well-known scholar of Islam, Esposito analyzes the current and future practice of Islam in this short but insightful volume. He surveys a number of topics, including identity issues for Muslims living in the West. Esposito highlights the world views of modern Muslim thinkers, such as Tariq Ramadan (Esposito modestly omits mention of his mentorship of some of these scholars). He tackles head-on the myth of Muslim tolerance of 9/11 by pointing to polls showing that the vast majority of Muslims disapproved of the attack and that 358 Muslim employees at the World Trade Center were among the dead. As a senior scientist for Gallup, Esposito has at his command the results of numerous polls of and about Muslims. In this book, he goes beyond the numbers to showcase what Muslims really stand for and want in today's world. Esposito's enthusiasm for his topic makes his book an easy and enlightening read.
Subject Islam -- 21st century.
Islam -- Relations.
Islam and politics -- 21st century.
Islamic countries -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Islamic countries.
ISBN 9780195165210 (hc : acid-free paper)

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