Intro to Islamic Tradition
In this course we will explore the Islamic tradition: its history, basic doctrines and rituals, canonical literature, and diverse manifestations across time and space. We begin with a discussion of the ways in which the image of Islam has been shaped and represented in the west in recent centuries. Then we will embark upon a journey in the Islamic world. Throughout, we will focus on three elements - change, diversity, and continuity. We will also see how a shared sacred history, Scripture, and basic common conceptions in terms of belief and practice sustain a sense of unity among more than a billion contemporary Muslims. We will conclude with an analysis of the increasing presence of Islam in American society, media, and politics. 2 hrs. lect, 1 hr. disc.
- Fall 2012
- Freeman HAM(FIC HAM)
- 9:05am-9:55am on Friday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Ata Anzali
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