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Islam

The Religion and the People
Lu par : Peter Ganim
Durée : 6 h et 39 min
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For many people, Islam remains a mystery. Here, Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill examine Islam - what its adherents believe and how their religion has shaped them, their rich and diverse cultures, and their politics over more than 14 centuries.

Considered one of the West's leading experts on Islam, Lewis, with Churchill, has written an illuminating introduction for those who want to understand the faith and the global challenges it confronts and presents. Whatever your political, personal, or religious views, this book will help you understand Islam's reality.

Lewis and Churchill answer questions such as:

  • How does Islam differ from Judaism and Christianity?
  • What are the pillars of the Islamic faith?
  • What does Islam really say about peace and jihad?
  • What are the differences between Sunni and Shi'a?
  • What does Islam teach about the position of women in society?
  • What does Islam say about free enterprise and profit?
  • What caused the rise of radical Islam?
  • What are the problems facing Muslims in the U.S. and Europe, and what are the challenges posed by those minorities?
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    "For newcomers to the subject, Bernard Lewis is the man." ( Time magazine)
    "Lewis speaks with authority in prose marked by lucidity, elegance, wit and force." ( Newsday)

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    • Matthew A. Moore
    • 05/09/2017

    Excellent; objective & informative book on Islam

    Superb book helping westerners understand Islam without bias or opinion. An easy listen and interesting prose.

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    • Renon Bradley
    • 10/08/2020

    Very informative

    A very informative book for anyone wishing to learn more about the religion of Islam and its followers. The reader made it very interesting.

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    • Terrell Lewis
    • 21/05/2019

    More of a history lesson

    More of a history lesson than a book about what Muslims believe and practice, which is all well and good, but not what I thought the book wss about.

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    • Nick
    • 11/03/2016

    Know your enemy before you fight

    This book is well written, scholarly, and one has no reasons to disbelieve what Bernard Lewis writes. However those who practice Islamic neo- fascism will dismiss such analysis of Islam as merely a product of imperial, colonial thinking of a westerner and therefor will dismiss that with which they disagree and remain silent on all other aspects of truth and understanding, solely because of the quarter from which it came. I have a much better insight into Islam having read this book.The reading of this tome should be mandatory for all Western politicians, military leaders, journalists and their like etc.

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    • Jonathan T.
    • 12/07/2015

    Good for today's environment

    Very informative and still pertinent to today's global environment. The history hasn't changed and lessons are still applicable.

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    • Jeremy Kritt
    • 17/05/2012

    I highly recommend this book!

    Would you listen to Islam again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. Bernard Lewis presents a very good overview of Islam from a scholarly perspective.

    What aspect of Peter Ganim’s performance would you have changed?

    His performance was okay, but there were several parts that sounded awkward.

    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent introduction to Islam by a recognized scholar in the field. I listened to this book while driving in my car. Every moment listening to this book was time well spent.

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    • Roy
    • 16/04/2012

    Informative

    Where does Islam rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listen to other Islam books and this is more organized and more informative.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Islam?

    Timeline

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    • Ali Yektaie
    • 21/09/2017

    He got it wrong!

    His animosity toward Islam is clear in his conclusion. Also, some parts of the book, like the relationship with the kins, is a lie! I don't recommend this book

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    • David E.
    • 10/04/2016

    A Must Read.

    Bernard Lewis is a master and historian of Islam and its related issues. Excellent read.

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    • Laufer Laszlo
    • 28/02/2015

    Must read book on Islam

    What other book might you compare Islam to and why?

    crisis of islam is his previous book. That is much better structured, but this book reflects on current situation much better.