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Williams, John Alden

Overview
Works: 55 works in 227 publications in 5 languages and 8,677 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Fantasy films  History  War stories  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Children's films 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: BP161.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Alden Williams
Islam by John Alden Williams( Book )

78 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SET: GREAT RELIGIONS OF MODERN MAN
Themes of Islamic civilization by John Alden Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics by James A Bill( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 710 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 Word of Islam = [Lā Ilāh illā Allāh, Muḥammad rasūl Allāh]( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 566 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 ʻAbbāsid revolution by Ṭabarī( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early ʻAbbāsī Empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 236 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Egyptian peasant by Henry Habib Ayrout( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 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 history of al-Ṭabarī. the ʻAbbāsid revolution : [A.D. 743-750 by Ṭabarī( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die grossen Religionen der Welt( Book )

in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early ʻAbbāsī empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamismo by John Alden Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving Private Ryan by Max Allan Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage
Amistad 1( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 8 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 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

Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his young apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi aid the Queen of Naboo in an attempt to thwart the invasion of her home planet; meanwhile, they come across Anakin Skywalker, a young boy with strong Jedi powers
Al-Tabari. the early Abbasi empire by Ṭabarī( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Roman Catholics & Shiʻi Muslims : prayer, passion & politics
Alternative Names
Alden Williams, John 1928-

Williams, John A.

Williams, John A. 1928-

Languages
English (127)

French (22)

German (14)

Spanish (5)

Portuguese (1)

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The Word of Islam = [Lā Ilāh illā Allāh, Muḥammad rasūl Allāh]The ʻAbbāsid revolutionThe early ʻAbbāsī EmpireUnderstanding Islam and the Muslims : expanded to include The Muslim family and Islam and world peaceThe Egyptian peasantThe history of al-Ṭabarī. the ʻAbbāsid revolution : [A.D. 743-750The history of al-Ṭabarī (Taʼrīkh al-rusul waʼl-mulūk)Al-Tabari. the early Abbasi empire