Mohammedanism; translated from the French by William Burridge.


[1st ed.].. New York, Hawthorn Books [1961] .

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Subjects Islam.
Series Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism ; 143.
Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, v. 143. Section 15: Non-Christian beliefs.
Description 176 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1961]
Notes Translation of Connaì‚tre l'Islam.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. The origins of Islam -- The pre-Islam situation: sixth and seventh centuries A.D -- Mohammed and the rise of Islam -- Mecca -- The state of medina -- The "house" of the prophet -- The birth of the community -- The Koran -- The final seal of prophecy -- God -- Last ends and final reckonings -- The prophets -- Code of conduct -- II. Historical development: the rise and fall of Muslim power -- Umayyad Empire (661-750) -- Zenith -- Protests of the peoples -- Social protests and trade corporations -- The crusades -- The Mongol invasion -- The modern age -- The contemporary period -- III. The Muslim community -- Membership of the community -- Common observances -- The four pillars of Islam -- The duties of the community -- Communities and intermediary groups -- The tribes -- Ethnical groups -- The nations -- Economic groups -- IV. Sources and formulation of belief -- The sources -- The Koran -- The Hadith -- Qiyas -- Ijma -- Religious sciences -- Exegesis -- Hadith -- Law (fiqh) -- Kalam (apologetics) -- A subsidiary religious science: falsafa -- Faith and "necessary" articles of faith -- The act of faith -- The content of faith -- V. Man's acts and his destiny -- Moral values: the "commandery" of rectitude -- The salvation of man -- Sin and repentance -- Judgment and future life -- Muslim mysticism -- Men thirsting for God -- Historical background -- The double stream of Muslim mysticism -- VI. Culture and humanism -- The legacy of Islam -- Classical humanism -- The problem of humanism -- Basic elements -- Humanism at court -- What of the future? -- VII. Islam today -- Main trends -- Predominantly traditionalist -- Secularist trends -- "Reformist" perspectives -- VIII. Present day problems for Islam -- Nationalism -- Two preliminaries -- Marxism -- Education -- Emancipation of women -- Proletariat and sub proletariat -- Conclusion.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)334730
(OCoLC)ocm00334730
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WorldCat Identities Gardet, Louis.
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