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The Resource Understanding jihad, David Cook, (electronic resource)

Understanding jihad, David Cook, (electronic resource)

Label
Understanding jihad
Title
Understanding jihad
Statement of responsibility
David Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unraveled the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal events over of the past ten years, such as the revolutionizing events of the Arab Spring, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the rise of new Islamic factions such as ISIL. Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." This judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations of the term, opening a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world. As David Cook traces the practical and theoretical meanings of jihad, he cites from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He looks closely at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.D. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestos issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs"--Provided by publisher
  • "First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unraveled the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal events over of the past ten years, such as the revolutionizing events of the Arab Spring, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the rise of new Islamic factions such as ISIL. Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." This judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations of the term, opening a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world. As David Cook traces the practical and theoretical meanings of jihad, he cites from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He looks closely at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.D. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestos issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs"--Provided by publisher
  • "First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unraveled the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal events over of the past ten years, such as the revolutionizing events of the Arab Spring, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the rise of new Islamic factions such as ISIL. Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." This judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations of the term, opening a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world. As David Cook traces the practical and theoretical meanings of jihad, he cites from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He looks closely at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.D. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestos issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs"--Provided by publisher
  • "First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unraveled the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal events over of the past ten years, such as the revolutionizing events of the Arab Spring, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the rise of new Islamic factions such as ISIL. Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." This judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations of the term, opening a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world. As David Cook traces the practical and theoretical meanings of jihad, he cites from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He looks closely at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.D. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestos issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, David
Dewey number
297.7/2
LC call number
BP182
LC item number
.C66 2015
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  • Jihad
  • War
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam
Label
Understanding jihad, David Cook, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Contents
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001531535
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 309 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520287327
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010201
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001531535
Label
Understanding jihad, David Cook, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Contents
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
  • Qur'an and conquest -- The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad" -- The crystallization of jihad theory: crusade and counter-crusade -- Jihad during the nineteenth century: renewal and resistance -- Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory -- Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations -- The rise of jihadi states
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001531535
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 309 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520287327
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010201
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001531535

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