Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 November 2007

232 Pages | 17 b/w halftones and 4 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195325638

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The Sum of All Heresies

The Image of Islam in Western Thought

Frederick Quinn

Quinn's timely volume traces the Western image of Islam from its earliest days to recent times. The book establishes four basic themes around which the image of Islam gravitates throughout history: the Prophet as Antichrist, heretic, and Satan; the Prophet as Fallen Christian, corrupted monk, or Arab Lucifer; the prophet as sexual deviant, polygamist, and charlatan, and the Prophet as Wise Easterner, Holy Person, and dispenser of wisdom. A feature of the book is a strong portrayal of Islam in literature, art, music, and popular culture.


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