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Williams, John Alden

Overview
Works: 73 works in 249 publications in 5 languages and 8,370 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  History  Juvenile works  Drama  War films  Screenplays 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: BP161.2, 297.082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Alden Williams
Islam by John Alden Williams( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SET: GREAT RELIGIONS OF MODERN MAN
Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics by James A Bill( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of this book reveal a number of interesting linkages between Roman Catholicism and Twelver Shi'ism. They compare the histories of the two faiths, consider parallels between important figures in each, and high-light the doctrinal, structural, and sociopolitical similarities they share. The authors also discuss the importance of a holy family and divine law in both traditions." "The book helps explain the essence of both traditions while enriching our understanding of each. It wrestles with issues such as the relationship between God and humanity, the continuum between life and death, the tension between war and peace, the gaps between rich and poor, the significance of religious ceremony, the role of redemptive suffering, the relationship between religion and politics, and the role that religious systems such as Catholicism and Shi'ism can play in addressing the problems of a world in the midst of fundamental transformation."--Jacket
The ʻAbbāsid revolution by Ṭabarī( )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes of Islamic civilization by John Alden Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Egyptian peasant by Henry Habib Ayrout( )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egypt has changed enormously in the last half century, and nowhere more so than in the villages of the Nile Valley. But the conservative and traditional world of unremitting labor that characterizes the lives of the Egyptian peasants, or fellaheen, also survives, and nowhere has it been better described than in this classic account by Father Henry Habib Ayrout, an Egyptian Jesuit sociologist who dedicated most of his life to creating a network of free schools for rural children at a time when there were very few. First published in French in 1938, the book went through several revisions by the author before being translated and published in English in 1963"--Jacket
The Word of Islam = [Lā Ilāh illā Allāh, Muḥammad rasūl Allāh]( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1970s, Islam has been undergoing a tremendous resurgence throughout the world. This resurgence has often been labeled 'Islamic fundamentalism' by the media, but it includes believers of every persuasion, from the most conservative to the most liberal. Given this fact, it is vital for the West to understand the terms in which Islam thinks and to communicate effectively with Muslims. This anthology includes portions of writings central to Islamic thought, some translated earlier but here redone, and others which have never before appeared in any Western language. The selections include an interpretation of the Qurʼan, as well as portions of the Hadith, or sayings and actions of the Prophet; Islamic law; mysticism (Sufism); theology; and sectarian writings. A final essay on Islam today places these writings in their contemporary context and shows the breadth and variety of Islamic belief and practice. Compiled with the intention of letting Islam describe itself in its own words, the book will be an important source for all students of Muslim culture and world religions. This book is similar in scope to Williams' well-known 1961 George Braziller publication, but freshly written and much improved"--Provided by publisher
The early ʻAbbāsī Empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Islam and the Muslims : expanded to include The Muslim family and Islam and world peace by Timothy Winter( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of al-Ṭabarī. the ʻAbbāsid revolution : [A.D. 743-750 by Ṭabarī( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Islamisme by John Alden Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in French and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die grossen Religionen der Welt( Book )

in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamismo by John Alden Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving Private Ryan by Max Allan Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a squad of American soldiers led by Captain John Miller embarks on a dangerous special mission - go behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat
The early ʻAbbāsī empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of al-Tabari, Volume 27 : the 'Abbasid Revolution A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132 by John Alden Williams( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Abū Jaʻfar al-Manṣūr, a.D. 754-775 by Ṭabarī( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'islamisme by John Alden Williams( Book )

in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Tabari. the early Abbasi empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of al-Ṭabarī (Taʼrīkh al-rusul waʼl-mulūk) by Ṭabarī( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early ʻAbbāsī Empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics
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The ʻAbbāsid revolutionThe Egyptian peasantThe Word of Islam = [Lā Ilāh illā Allāh, Muḥammad rasūl Allāh]The early ʻAbbāsī EmpireUnderstanding Islam and the Muslims : expanded to include The Muslim family and Islam and world peaceThe history of al-Ṭabarī. the ʻAbbāsid revolution : [A.D. 743-750Al-Tabari. the early Abbasi empireThe history of al-Ṭabarī (Taʼrīkh al-rusul waʼl-mulūk)
Alternative Names
Alden Williams, John 1928-

Williams, John A.

Williams, John A. 1928-

Languages
English (133)

German (17)

French (16)

Spanish (7)

Portuguese (1)