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Esposito, John L.

Works: 304 works in 1,368 publications in 6 languages and 69,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, win, Commentator
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Most widely held works by John L Esposito
Islam : the straight path by John L Esposito( Book )

81 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,554 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
The Islamic threat : myth or reality? by John L Esposito( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 3,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are Islam and the West on an inevitable collision course? Are Islamic fundamentalists medieval fanatics - a threat to stability in the Muslim world and to American interests in the region? Does a clash of world views loom on the horizon? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-Western religion has gripped the minds of governments and the media. But these perceptions, John Esposito writes, arise from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and represent far too simplistic an understanding of one of the most important issues of our times. In The Islamic Threat, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective, exploring the vitality of Islam as a global force and the troubled history of its relations with the western world. He offers a systematic assessment of Islamic politics in key nations including Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, and Algeria, focusing in particular on Islamic movements (from moderates to radicals). Demonstrating the diversity of the Islamic resurgence, he shows how mistaken western analysts have been in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. Esposito examines the challenge or potential threat of Islam in light of the Gulf War of 1990-91, the Rushdie affair, the New World Order, and the pressure for democratization in the Muslim world. He goes on to explore many of the conflicts facing Islam and the West in the 1990s over such issues as pluralism, human rights, and the status of women and minorities. John Esposito is one of the foremost authorities on the Islamic world, widely acclaimed in both Muslim nations and the West. His most recent work, Islam: The Straight Path, was praised as "lucid and comprehensive" (Washington Post Book World) and "probably the best one-volume introduction" (Voice Literary Supplement). In this incisive and important new study, he throws fresh light on one of the most critical issues in world politics today
The Oxford history of Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,666 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
What everyone needs to know about Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 2,520 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?"
Unholy war : terror in the name of Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 2,500 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
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World by Joseph L Esposito( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 750 alphabetically arranged articles that provide information on various aspects of Muslim social and religious life since the end of the eighteenth century, covering people and topics in Islamic thought and practice, Islam and politics, Muslim communities and societies, Islam and society, and Islamic studies
Islam and politics by John L Esposito( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,815 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 dictionary of Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,431 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
Islam in transition : Muslim perspectives( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sourcebook of fifty-seven modern Islamic writings shows the tensions inherent in the struggle of Muslims to maintain their religious identity in the modern world. Here Muslims speak for themselves, revealing the diversity of Islamic thought
Women in Muslim family law by John L Esposito( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 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."--Jacket
The future of Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 1,278 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
Voices of resurgent Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,154 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)
Islam and democracy by John L Esposito( Book )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,034 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( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Arabic and held by 966 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."--Jacket
Makers of contemporary Islam by John L Esposito( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Indonesian and held by 753 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
Daughters of Abraham : feminist thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 600 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."--Jacket
The Islamophobia industry : how the right manufactures fear of Muslims by Nathan Chapman Lean( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a disturbing account of the rising tide of Islamophobia sweeping through the United States and Europe. Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders and politicians, all united in their quest to exhume the ghosts of 9/11 and convince their compatriots that Islam is the enemy. Lean uncovers their scare tactics, reveals their motives and exposes the ideologies that drive their propaganda machine. Situating Islamophobia within a long history of national and international phobias, this book challenges the narrative of fear that has for too long dominated discussions about Muslims and Islam
Islamophobia : the challenge of pluralism in the 21st century by John L Esposito( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamophobia has been on the rise since September 11, as seen in countless cases of discrimination, racism, hate speeches, physical attacks, and anti-Muslim campaigns. The 2006 Danish cartoon crisis and the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg speech have underscored the urgency of such issues as image-making, multiculturalism, freedom of expression, respect for religious symbols, and interfaith relations. The 1997 Runnymede Report defines Islamophobia as "dread, hatred, and hostility towards Islam and Muslims perpetuated by a series of closed views that imply and attribute negative and derogatory stereotypes and beliefs to Muslims." Violating the basic principles of human rights civil liberties, and religious freedom, Islamophobic acts take many different forms. In some cases, mosques, Islamic centers, and Muslim properties are attacked and desecrated. In the workplace, schools, and housing, it takes the form of suspicion, staring, hazing, mockery, rejection, stigmatizing and outright discrimination. In public places, it occurs as indirect discrimination, hate speech, and denial of access to goods and services. This collection of essays takes a multidisciplinary approach to Islamophobia, bringing together the expertise and experience of Muslim, American, and European scholars. Analysis is combined with policy recommendations. Contributors discuss and evaluate good practices already in place and offer new methods for dealing with discrimination, hatred, and racism
Asian Islam in the 21st century by John L Esposito( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 365 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
Muslims on the Americanization path?( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are now more Muslims in America than in Kuwait, Qatar, and Libya combined. It is the second largest religion in France and the third in Britain, Germany, and North America. Leaving aside immigration and conversion, birth rate alone ensures that in the first part of the twenty-first century Islam will replace Judaism as the second largest religion in the United States. Like all religious and ethnic minorities in America, Muslims must confront a host of difficult questions. Can they become part of a pluralistic American society without sacrificing their identity? Can Muslims be Muslims in a state that is not governed by Islamic law? Will the American legal system protect Muslim religious and cultural differences? Is there a contradiction between demanding equal rights and insisting on maintaining a distinctively separate identity? In this wide-ranging volume, fourteen distinguished scholars take an in-depth look at these issues and examine the varied responses and opinions of the Muslim community. --Publisher description
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The Oxford history of Islam
Alternative Names
Aisiboxituo 1940-

Esposito, John.

Esposito, John 1940-

Esposito, John L.

Esposito, John Louis

Esposito, John Louis, 1940-

Ésposto, Jon. L. 1940-

Isbūsītū, Ǧūn@ 1940-

Isbūzītū, Ǧūn L.

Isbūzītū, Jūn

John Esposito Amerikaans auteur

John Esposito US-amerikanischer Islamwissenschaftler

John L. Esposito

John Louis Esposito islamista statunitense

prof.dr.john esposito

Эспозито, Джон

إسبوزيتو، جون

جان اسپوزیتو نویسنده آمریکایی

جون إسبوزيتو، 1940-

جون إسبوسيتو

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에스포지토, 존 L

エスポジト, ジョン

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


The Islamic threat : myth or reality?The Oxford history of IslamWhat everyone needs to know about IslamUnholy war : terror in the name of IslamThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic WorldIslam and politicsThe Oxford dictionary of IslamIslam in transition : Muslim perspectives