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ERIC Number: EJ984419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Islam as a Civilization
Butterworth, Charles E.
Academic Questions, v25 n1 p94-104 Mar 2012
The attention in the West, especially in the United States, now accorded Islam and those who conduct themselves according to its precepts betrays woeful ignorance of both. As Graham Fuller has persuasively argued in his recent book, "A World Without Islam", Western culture owes much to Islam as well as to Muslims and would be greatly impoverished had Islam never come to be or were it to pass away. The riches lost would derive as much from the religion as from the civilization to which it has given rise. This article considers both, the emphasis being on Islam and its genesis and development as part and parcel of a larger Arabic cultural tradition. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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