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Esposito, John L.

Works: 284 works in 1,027 publications in 6 languages and 58,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Performer, Other, Commentator, Composer, Scenarist
Classifications: BP163, 297
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Most widely held works by John L Esposito
Islam : the straight path by John L Esposito ( Book )
53 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 4,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Islam, Esposito provides a succinct, up-to-date survey of the Islamic experience, an introduction to the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its origins to its contemporary resurgence. He traces the emergence and development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. He discusses the formation of Islamic belief and practice (law, theology, philosophy, and mysticism), chronicling the struggle of Muslims to define and adhere to their Islamic way of life. Equally important is the essential information Esposito provides on the contemporary world of Islam, from Muslim responses to the challenges of colonialism and modernization to the reassertion of Islam in politics and society. This third edition has been updated throughout and is enhanced by new material that more accurately reflects the true diversity of Muslim cultures
Unholy war : terror in the name of Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 3,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devastating September 11 attacks left the world stunned, angry, and uncomprehending. When it became clear that they had been committed in the name of Islam, people struggled to learn more about the religion used to justify these acts. The author clearly and carefully explains the teachings of Islam--the Quran, the use of violence, and terrorism. He also chronicles the rise of extremist groups and examines their worldview and tactics
What everyone needs to know about Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the one billion people who call themselves Muslims. It uses a question and answer format to present information on topics including faith and practice, Islam and other religions, customs and culture, and Muslims in the West. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam. As one of the leading experts on Islam the author has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences, including members of Congress, the Bush administration, government agencies, the military, and the media. Out of this experience, he has identified the most pressing questions people consistently ask about Islam. He provides answers to questions that range from the general,"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?", to more specific issues like "Is Islam compatible with modernization, capitalism and democracy?" "How do Muslims view Judaism and Christianity?" "Are women second-class citizens in Islam?" "What is jihad?" "Does the Quran condone terrorism?" "What does Islam say about homosexuality, birth control, abortion, and slavery?"
The Islamic threat : myth or reality? by John L Esposito ( Book )
35 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 3,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are Islam and the West on an inevitable collision course? What are the implications of events in Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, and the West? The World Trade Center bombing, Algeria's civil war and fears of a fundamentalist Islamic government, Sunni-Shii fratricide in Pakistan, and reports of terrorist networks with bases in the West only enhance the Western view of Muslims as medieval fanatics, and feed talk of an impending clash of civilizations. In this revised edition of The Islamic Threat, John L. Esposito, a leading expert on political Islam, analyzes the fall-out from these recent events from North Africa to Southeast Asia and places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Timely and compelling, The Islamic Threat is essential reading for all those interested in "overcoming the increasingly dangerous gap separating Western and Islamic societies."
The Oxford encyclopedia of the modern Islamic world by John L Esposito ( Book )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique reference is a comprehensive encyclopedia dedicated to the institutions, religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. Beginning coverage in the sixth century and extending it to the present day, the Encyclopedia covers Muslims in the Arab heartland as well as South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. An invaluable resource, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World offers extensive comparative and systematic analyses of Islamic beliefs, institutions, movements, practices, and peoples on an international scale. The articles range from brief 500-word essays to major interpretive and synthetic treatments of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, and foreign relations. Related entries cover areas of general interest such as social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, and interreligious affairs. Prominent figures that had a lasting impact on Islam are also explored, including Muhammad, Aga Khan, Malcolm X, Muhammad Iqbal, 'Ali Shari 'ati, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Hasan al-Turabi."--Publisher's description
Islam and politics by John L Esposito ( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Substantially revised, this new edition of Islam and Politics updates major country case studies and adds coverage of Tunisia, Algeria, the Taliban of Afghanistan, and Hamas. John L. Esposito also addresses democratization and the clash of civilization debate
The Oxford history of Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John L. Esposito, editor of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam - its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts." "Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations."--Jacket
Islam and democracy by John L Esposito ( )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy"? How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?" "A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world, governments and Islamic movements grapple with issues of democratization and civil society. Islam and Democracy explores the Islamic sources (beliefs and institutions) relevant to the current debate over greater political participation and democratization." "Esposito and Voll use six case studies - Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sudan - to look at the diversity of Muslim experiences and experiments. At one end of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan represent two cases of militant, revolutionary Islam establishing political systems. In Pakistan and Malaysia, however, the new movements have been recognized and made part of the political process. Egypt and Algeria reveal the coexistence of both extremist and moderate Islamic activism and demonstrate the complex challenges confronting ruling elites. These case studies prove that despite commonalities, differing national contexts and identities give rise to a multiplicity of agendas and strategies."--Jacket
Islam, gender, & social change by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad ( )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The essays collected in this book place this issue in its historical context and offer case studies of Muslim societies from North Africa to Southeast Asia. These fascinating studies shed light on the impact of the Islamic resurgence on gender issues in Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Oman, Bahrain, the Philippines, and Kuwait. Taken together, the essays reveal the wide variety that exists among Muslim societies and believers, and the complexity of the issues under consideration. They show that new things are happening for women across the Islamic world, and are in many cases being initiated by women themselves. The volume as a whole militates against the stereotype of Muslim women as repressed, passive, and without initiative, while acknowledging the very real obstacles to women's initiatives in most of these societies."--BOOK JACKET
The future of Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Georgetown University professor and well-known scholar of Islam, Esposito analyzes the current and future practice of Islam in this short but insightful volume. He surveys a number of topics, including identity issues for Muslims living in the West. Esposito highlights the world views of modern Muslim thinkers, such as Tariq Ramadan (Esposito modestly omits mention of his mentorship of some of these scholars). He tackles head-on the myth of Muslim tolerance of 9/11 by pointing to polls showing that the vast majority of Muslims disapproved of the attack and that 358 Muslim employees at the World Trade Center were among the dead. As a senior scientist for Gallup, Esposito has at his command the results of numerous polls of and about Muslims. In this book, he goes beyond the numbers to showcase what Muslims really stand for and want in today's world. Esposito's enthusiasm for his topic makes his book an easy and enlightening read
The Oxford dictionary of Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, providing a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. There are entries on topics of current interest such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS, but the coverage also includes biographical profiles, and entries covering major political movements, militant groups, religious sects terms from Islamic law, culture and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks. A series of entries look at Islam in individual nations, and there are discussions of Islamic views on contemporary issues
Daughters of Abraham feminist thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad ( )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Important for a general audience interested in women and religion, this book will be especially valuable to scholars in the fields of feminist theology, comparative religion, and interfaith studies."--BOOK JACKET
Women in Muslim family law by John L Esposito ( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This second edition of John L. Esposito's landmark book expands and updates coverage of family law reforms (in marriage, divorce, and inheritance) throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, and analyzes the diverse interpretation of Muslim family law, identifying shifts, key problems, and challenges in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Makers of contemporary Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on their decades of research across the breadth of the Muslim world, Esposito and Voll introduce the pivotal role played by activist intellectuals, and then present the lives and work of nine individuals chosen to provide a balanced picture of the enormous variety--both geopolitical and ideological--in the contemporary Muslim world. [This book] is an ideal companion piece to Esposito and Voll's Islam and Democracy and Esposito's Voices of Resurgent Islam
Asian Islam in the 21st century by John L Esposito ( )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asian Islam in the 21st century is divided into two sections: religion, politics and society in major Muslim majority countries and ethnic and religious politics in Muslim minority communities.Muslims in Asia are affacted by what is happening in the Arab Middle East and the Western part of the Islamic world
The children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E Peters ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"F.E. Peters, a scholar in the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, revisits his pioneering work after twenty-five years. Peters has rethought and thoroughly rewritten his classic The Children of Abraham for a new generation of readers - at a time when the understanding of these three religious traditions has taken on a new and critical urgency. Peters traces the three faiths from the sixth century B.C. when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the time in the Middle Ages when they approached their present form. He points out that all three faith groups, whom the Muslims themselves refer to as "People of the Book," share much common ground. Most notably, each embraces the practice of worshipping a God who intervenes in history on behalf of His people"--Book jacket
Islam in transition : Muslim perspectives by John J Donohue ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism have challenged the understanding of academic experts, policymakers, and students, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam inneed of and capable of reform? What do Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing? Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives responds to these and other questions, taking into account the myriad of changes and challenges that Islam and Muslims have experienced over the last twenty years. Featuring numerous contemporarywritings, fifty percent of which are new to this edition, it provides a point of entry into the various and changing dynamics of Muslim discourse and politics. This volume also bridges the nineteenth and the twenty-first centuries by retaining relevant classic selections from the first edition--by a diverse group of contributors from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the U.S.--that offer historical background
Voices of resurgent Islam by John L Esposito ( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Muslim world extends from North Africa to Southeast Asia. In addition to some forty-three Muslim (majority) countries, Muslims constitute a significant minority in another twenty countries. The more than 800 million Muslims comprise almost a fifth of the world's population. The size and geographic expanse of the Muslim world and its emergence as a world economic power whose political stability is of increasing importance to the Western world have made an understanding of events in the Muslim world a critical concern. The purpose of this volume is to provide some insight into a phenomenon that has swept the Muslim world. It has been described by various titles: Islamic Resurgence, Islamic Revival, Militant Islam, Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism. This volume will explore the origins, development, prospects, and implications of the Islamic resurgence through both analytical studies (on the history and major influences of the resurgence) as well as the statements of Muslim scholar/ activists engaged in the political, social, and economic aspects of the Islamic resurgence today. -- from Introduction (p. 3)
Geography of religion : where God lives, where pilgrims walk by Susan Tyler Hitchcock ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the introduction by the renowned Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu to the Epilogue by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this magnificent volume explores the birthplaces of the five great religions and follows them as they spread around the globe, defining the role of faith in human life and culture over the ages. Witness the births of Hinduism and Buddhism in India, and of the three great monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-in the Middle East. Then trace their paths to the 21st century. A fascinating history of worship unfolds, beginning with simple rituals inspired by the early humans' awe of nature and evolving through millennia into sophisticated beliefs, rich scriptures, and elaborate traditions. Highlighted by 200 illustrations-unforgettable photographs, informative maps, and stunning examples of sacred art from all over the globe-every page of this elegant, eloquent book brings new understanding both of the unique roots of the world's great religions and of the universal principles they share, all the more timely in this era when our world is divided by conflict, often stemming from differences in faith. Here are the great figures-a creator god common to all, even the earliest tribal beliefs, and the teachers and prophets: Buddha, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad. Witness their teachings, along with the holy places where they flourished and the age-old observances that mark their traditions, from the Hindu ritual bathing in the Ganges before prayer to the Muslim hajj to Mecca, from the Jewish Passover seder to the Christian celebration of Christ's Resurrection. Here too are excerpts from each religion's texts, and evocative essays by eminent scholars on what their faith means to them and how it has shaped their view of life. In all, Geography of Religion reveals a vivid map of the paths we follow toward a higher truth. The Geography of Religion is an invitation to understand the great religions of the world. This gorgeously illustrated book is an authoritative text that portrays the great religions of humankind with vivid photographs, tracing each from its ancient roots to its role in modern life. Eminent scholars share the faiths they have lived and studied. For each of 5 major religions, explore the landscapes, areas, and cultures where these faiths took hold and flourished. See them spread around the world, survive conflict, and translate into other enduring faiths based on their geographic location and cultures. Learn what it means to be a Hindu and bathe in the sacred Ganges; for a Buddhist to revere a statue of the Enlightened One; for a Muslim to trek to Mecca; for Christian martyrs to welcome death. Beautiful maps, photographs, and art illuminate the history of each religion
Muslims on the Americanization path? ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction: Muslims in America or American Muslims, John L. Esposito. Part I: The American Path Option: Between Tradition and Reality. 1. The Dynamics of Islamic Identity in North America, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad. 2. Striking a Balance: Islamic Legal Discourses on Muslim Minorities, Khaled Abou El Fadl. 3. The Fiqh Councilor in North America, Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo. 4. Muslims and Identity Politics in America, Mohommed A. Muqtedar Khan. Part II: North American Pluralism and the Challenge of the Veil. 5. The Hijab and Religious Liberty: Anti-Discrimination Law and Muslim Women in the United Stat
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Alternative Names
Aisiboxituo 1940-
Esposito, John.
Esposito, John 1940-
Esposito, John L.
Ésposto, Jon. L. 1940-
Isbūsītū, Ǧūn@ 1940-
Isbūzītū, Ǧūn L.
Isbūzītū, Jūn
إسبوزيتو، جون
جون إسبوزيتو، 1940-
エスポジト, ジョン・L
エスポズィト, ジョン
エスポズィート, ジョン・L
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