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Published: 27 June 2013

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199975778

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The Future of Islam

John L. Esposito

  • This pathbreaking work offers the mature reflections of a leading Western scholar on the state of Islam in the world today, highlighting the challenges it faces—and presents—in the coming century
  • "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... Esposito's enthusiasm for his topic makes his book an easy and enlightening read."—Publishers Weekly
  • "Esposito's book is a calculated appeal to the moderate middle ground upon whom the success of Obama's policies depends. Esposito is the right man for the job: he is a leading scholar of modern Islam, with more than 35 books on the subject to his credit, and heads a centre for Christian-Muslim understanding at Georgetown University. Through his scholarship and engaging writing, Esposito proposes the way forward for a better future for both Islam and the west."—The Financial Times
  • "Esposito's newest book is a well-researched, richly nuanced portrait of Islam. Though manageable at 234 pages, the book is both comprehensive and in-depth. His choices are fascinating and provide a road map for the myriad ways in which Islam is changing and adapting to new challenges. 'The Future of Islam' is a step in the right direction."—The Christian Science Monitor
  • "The Future of Islam will be welcomed by readers who want a solid overview of where Islam and Muslims are now...Esposito provides, in short, the kind of information that is all too often lacking in U.S. foreign policy approaches to Muslims and the Muslim world."—America Magazine
  • "Esposito, who has spent some three decades writing books that present Islam and Muslims to nonspecialists, is at his best here." —-Foreign Affairs
  • "A powerful call for mutual respect between Muslims and non-Muslims and for a paradigm change in US-foreign policy, though in a balanced and informed way, offside populist argumentation."—Der Islam
  • Foreword by Karen Armstrong

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