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Islamism and Islam
Despite the intense media focus since 9/11, many Western policymakers have little understanding of the distinction between Islam as a religion and the political movement known as Islamism. Drawing on three decades of research in 20 Muslim countries, this courageous study subjects Islamism's political ideology to trenchant analysis and warns of its dangers, while demonstrating how Islam as a religion and culture is open to tolerance and coexistence with other faiths.
Understanding the Qur'an Today
Mahmoud Hussein is the pseudonym of two French political writers of Egyptian origin, whose bestselling work engaging with the debate on Islam and modernity is now available in English. In 20 short chapters they examine three propositions: that God's Word maintains a living link with the historical context of its revelation; that it takes the form of an exchange between Heaven and Earth; and that the Qur'an enunciates different orders of truth.
Britain's Chief Rabbis & the Religious Character of Anglo-Jewry, 1880-1970
Benjamin J Elton presents a radical reinterpretation of Britain's Chief Rabbis from Nathan Adler to Immanuel Jakobovits; and by placing them in their intellectual context, reveals their impact on the religious life of Anglo-Jewry.