Shaping the Current Islamic Reformation
Barbara Allen Roberson
Psychology Press, 2003 - Social Science - 262 pages
The essays that comprise this study eschew stereotypical representations of a politicized Islam in the Mediterranean Region. The contributors consider the reality that lies behind current issues in the area and the role that an embedded Islam has played or may play in the region.
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