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  • Author:
    John L. Esposito
  • ISBN:
    0195125592
  • ISBN13:
    978-0195125597
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 21, 2004)
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    384 pages
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John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University, has . Despite the proliferation of reference books on Islam, the Oxford Dictionary of Islam stands out as a concise and comprehensive work.

With more than 2,000 entries, it covers almost anything you might want to look up, and some crucially important things you might not think t. -The New York Times, Education Life. The quality of the contributions is most impressive, especially on subjects related to Islamic history, politics and culture.

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Designed for readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, the Oxford Dictionary of Islam provides vividly-written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries.

Despite its drawbacks, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam would be a useful addition to public and academic libraries. Esposito is a world class expert on Islam and Oxford dictionaries are generally a good authority on their subject. And, the list of contributors is daunting

Despite its drawbacks, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam would be a useful addition to public and academic libraries. And, the list of contributors is daunting. They seem to have corraled every Anglo-American expert on the subject to contribute articles. The entries are written in a non-technical way, and there is no Arabic to feel you are missing something.

The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners.

Oxford Quick Reference. Esposito is the bestselling and expert author of What Everyone needs to Know about Islam, and Unholy War. An easy-to-use, information-packed, authoritative reference on the modern Islamic world. Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion. This superb Oxford dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written and up-to-date entries. Part of the market-leading Oxford Paperback Reference series. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam.

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Published August 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback, 359 pages. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam (Oxford Quick Reference).

Published August 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN: 0195125592 (ISBN13: 9780195125597). Published October 21st 2004 by Oxford University Press.

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Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.

Jeyn
Happy with this. It's got a lot of good information for when I come across a person or term or I need to know a bit more than just the word I read in a book. It also helps me categorise which period and which wife and all sorts of useful stuff. The search feature in Zkindle iPad app works very well.. Excellent.
mr.Mine
I love this dictionary. I turn to this book when I am in need of a defination as I am a recent convert to Islam and discovering and learning about Islam on my own. When I am reading an article or book and run across a word or saying that I am not familiar with I turn to this dictionary. Very helpful. A must have!
Vizuru
There is a sense in which I agree with the reviewer who said that Wikipedia is both more complete and cheaper (it's free). Esposito is a world class expert on Islam and Oxford dictionaries are generally a good authority on their subject. And, the list of contributors is daunting. They seem to have corraled every Anglo-American expert on the subject to contribute articles. The entries are written in a non-technical way, and there is no Arabic to feel you are missing something. I would literally suggest that if you really wanted to find out something about Islam, just start reading this dictionary from front to back (all the really good stuff starts with "A" anyway, in Arabic.)

That's the good part. The drawbacks begin with the comparison with Wikipedia. No self-respecting college scholar or teacher will accept citations from Wikipedia because we have no idea who wrote them, and no guarantee of its authenticity. The day Wikipedia is accepted as a scholarly source is the day books like this will stop selling. But look, in spite of all the contributors, the contributors' names are not given at the end of the entries. I am also disappointed that when one entry refers to another, there is no active link to take you there. The weakest aspect of the dictionary is that there is no bibliography in the entries. I also tend to take issue with some articles, where there are conflicting opinions, the articles cite one and make no mention of the other, such as with the nature of Satan / Iblis.

If it were not for the air of authenticity supplied by Oxford and Esposito, I would not have gotten this. As it is, I can safely refer to this in papers, which I cannot do with Wikipedia...yet.
MARK BEN FORD
Islam is getting close to growing almost as fast as Christianity. Terms and doctrines of Islam are important to know an understand. And in this book one receives valuable and cogent information on countless muslim concepts and terms. a must for an apologist or a pastor.
Aquinas noted: "On the other hand, those who founded sects committed to erroneous doctrines proceeded in a way that is opposite to this. The point is clear in the case of Mohammed. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teachings also contain precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure... Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms--which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise man, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning. Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his followers by the violence of his arms. . . . he perverts almost all the testimonies of the Old and New Testaments by making them into fabrications of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place any faith in his words believe foolishly" (Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles).
Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs
or the apologetic book 'One Way to God: Christian Philosophy and Presuppositional Apologetics Examine World Religions' -- both on amazon and both discuss the problems with islam.
Zbr
Comprehensive coverage of Muslim culture. I'm a beginner in Islamic subjects. There is no such a book in my native idiom (Portuguese).
Tujar
Very disappointing! Unlike the O.D. of Christianity and Judism the articles were short and lacked elaboration. I expected an explaination as to the various Moslem Sects, what I got a brief note as to what or whom they were followers of. The cross-references were even more lacking. It was wanting as to the structures of each sect or division. All in all a great disappointment.
Teonyo
OK
Wiki is faster, easier, more in-depth and well free. If its for a class, trust me wiki is all you need.