REL 236.001 Islam

This course comprises a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the practices and conceptions within Islam and the various ways they have been interpreted and represented. Topics will include the narratives of Islamic origins, the literary, theological, and ritual nature of the Qur’an, contemporary practices within Islamic communities, historical developments, and Sufism. HU INB

T, R | 3:30-4:45

LY 233

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Readings

Ruthven, Malise
Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press, 2012
978-0199642878

Lincoln, C. Eric
The Black Muslims in America (3rd edition)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994
978-0802807038

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Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.