From the Inside Flap
"An anthology of primary source material on Islam and Islamic culture that is far superior in the breadth of its coverage than any other work currently available."Ali Asani, Harvard University
"[An] important book. Renard's anthology brings together new or hard-to-find materials which showcase the spiritual values, institutions, and communities that are at the very heart of Muslim religious experience."Daniel Brown, Mt. Holyoke College
About the Author
John Renard is Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His previous books include All the King's Falcons: Rumi on Prophets and Revelation (1994) and Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims (California, 1996).