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Title:
In search of Muhammad
Author:
Bennett, Clinton.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Cassell, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780304337002

9780304704019
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Summary

A study of the life of the prophet Muhammad, exploring the Muhammad of history and of faith, the Muhammad of Muslims and of non-Muslims. Part I surveys what can be historically constructed of the Prophet's life, drawing on historiography, anthropology, and theology. Part II reviews non-Muslim accounts, and Part III draws on textual and historical scholarship to examine the significance of the Prophet in Muslim life and spirituality and in the development of Islamic theology and philosophy. Distributed by Continuum. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1
1 Muhammad of History: the Primary Sourcesp. 17
2 The Sources: a Critical Evaluationp. 37
Part 2
3 Non-Muslim Lives of Muhammad: from the 7th to the 16th Centuriesp. 69
4 Non-Muslim Lives: from the Renaissance to Todayp. 93
Part 3
5 Muhammad's Significance in Muslim Life and Thoughtp. 139
6 Conversations Islamicp. 194
Conclusion: Towards a Postmodern Theology of Religionsp. 205
Appendix 1 Time-Line of Main Eventsp. 245
Appendix 2 Muhammad's Marriagesp. 249
Appendix 3 Questionnairep. 253
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 271
Index of Qu'ranic Referencesp. 275
Index of Hadith Referencesp. 276

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