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Tales of God's Friends

Islamic Hagiography in Translation

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Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation
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This remarkable collection gathers a breathtakingly diverse selection of primary texts from the vast repertoire of Islamic stories about holy men and women - also known as Friends of God - who were exemplary for their piety, intimacy with God, and service to their fellow human beings. Translated from seventeen languages by more than two dozen scholars of Islamic studies, these texts come from the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and China and Southeast Asia. Historically, they begin with the eighth century and include samples from medieval, early modern, and modern Muslim societies. Expertly edited and introduced by John Renard, "Tales of God's Friends" serves as a companion volume to "Renard's Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood".

Author Biography

John Renard is Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His many books include Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims, Windows on the House of Islam, and Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood, all from UC Press.
Release date NZ
May 13th, 2009
Contributor
Edited by John Renard
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
21 b/w photographs, 1 map, 1 table
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
432
Dimensions
152x229x31
ISBN-13
9780520253223
Product ID
2969565

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