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Author Küng, Hans, 1928-

Title Islam : past, present and future / Hans Küng ; translated by John Bowden.

Published Oxford : Oneworld, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Islam. English
Physical description xxx, 767 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes Text on lining papers.
Translation of: Der Islam. 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [663]-741) and index.
Contents A. Origin : A controversial religion -- Problems of the beginning -- B. Centre : God's word has become a book -- The central message -- The central structural elements -- The original paradigm of the Islamic community -- The paradigm of the Arab empire -- The classical paradigm o Islam as a world religion -- The paradigm of the Ulama and Sufis -- The paradigm of Islamic modernization -- D. Challenges of the present : Competition between paradigms -- What kind of Islam do Muslims want? -- The Middle East conflict and a new paradigm -- New approaches to theological conversation -- Speculative questions -- From Biblical criticism to Qur'anic criticism? -- E. Possibilities for the future : Islamic renewal -- The future of the Islamic legal order -- The future of Islamic state order and politics -- The future of the Islamic economic order -- The future of the Islamic way of life -- Epilogue : Islam, an image of hope -- Conclusion.
Summary "Providing an overview of Islam's 1,400-year history, Hans Kung examines its fundamental beliefs and practices, outlines the major schools of thought, and surveys the positions of Islam on the urgent questions of the day. Deft, assured, and comprehensive, this is a sympathetic assessment of Islam by a renowned Christian theologian."--BOOK JACKET.
Original Version Originally published Munich : Piper Verlag, c2004 under title Der Islam : Geschichte, Gegenwart, Zukunft.
Language notes Translated from the German.
Other author Bowden, John.
Subject Islam.
Variant Title Islam
Islam : past, present & future
ISBN 9781851683772