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  • Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism In the Age of Globalization

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978308
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2010
    Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War in 2009, this slightly revised paperback edition eloquently explores the infusion of religion into wars in the Middle East and warns that reducing conflicts to "good vs. evil" obscures real-world solutions and prolongs bloodshed indefinitely. The US war on terror is critiqued as an ineffectual and dangerous distraction to addressing the underlying reasons for the rise in religious extremism fueling groups like al Qaeda. A select bibliography and glossary are included. Aslan is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • God: A Human History

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525624332
    • Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
  • God: The Human Quest to Make Sense of the Divine

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780553394726
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: November 2017
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  • How to Win a Cosmic War : God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400066728
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2009
    In this profoundly in-depth study of the idealogies that fuel 'sacred violence' on the behalf of religious fundamentalists acroess the globe, award-winning author and religious scholar Reza Aslan provides readers with a remarkable book about perhaps the most pressing issue of our time. 'How to Win a Cosmic War' details the on-going struggles of everyone from jihadists to Judaism, and from Christianity to Islam to wageand win their own religious wars. Throughout this highly engaging and thought provoking chronicle readers will come to understand the motivating factors and possible solutions for the new religious climate threatening to destroy us all.
  • Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $110.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230108608
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: April 2011
    Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the total population of the United States. Yet, despite their relatively small numbers, the members of these two minority groups often find themselves the focus of a disproportionate amount of media attention, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beyond such international issues, American Jews and American Muslims find themselves struggling with similar inter-communal concerns when it comes to matters like education (for example tensions between student populations of Jews and Muslims on university campuses), politics (such as the swearing in of the first Muslim Congressman in the House of Representatives, Keith Ellison, or the omnipresent emails and robo-calls linking President Obama to the Muslim community that emerged during the 2008 Presidential election), or even pop culture (think of such recent Hollywood productions as Kingdom in Heaven, Munich, Paradise Now, and Traitor, to name but a few). In all of these matters, American Jews and American Muslims have consistently engaged each other in conversation – whether directly or indirectly; constructive or not – in ways that have usually eluded their co-religionists throughout the rest of the world. This has partly to do with America's ethos as a “melting pot” of different religions, ethnicities, and cultures. But it also has to do with the innovative ways in which Judaism and Islam have absorbed, and been radically altered, by the so-called “American experience.” This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct and often creative ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different episode from the recent twentieth and current twenty-first century American milieu that links these two groups together. Some deal with case examples of local inter-communal interaction, such as “dialogue groups,” which can help us better understand national trends of similar activities in other parts of the country. Others focus on national trends themselves, thus giving us greater insights into individual incidents.
  • Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230108615
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: April 2011
    Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the total population of the United States. Yet, despite their relatively small numbers, the members of these two minority groups often find themselves the focus of a disproportionate amount of media attention, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beyond such international issues, American Jews and American Muslims find themselves struggling with similar inter-communal concerns when it comes to matters like education (for example tensions between student populations of Jews and Muslims on university campuses), politics (such as the swearing in of the first Muslim Congressman in the House of Representatives, Keith Ellison, or the omnipresent emails and robo-calls linking President Obama to the Muslim community that emerged during the 2008 Presidential election), or even pop culture (think of such recent Hollywood productions as Kingdom in Heaven, Munich, Paradise Now, and Traitor, to name but a few). In all of these matters, American Jews and American Muslims have consistently engaged each other in conversation – whether directly or indirectly; constructive or not – in ways that have usually eluded their co-religionists throughout the rest of the world. This has partly to do with America’s ethos as a “melting pot” of different religions, ethnicities, and cultures. But it also has to do with the innovative ways in which Judaism and Islam have absorbed, and been radically altered, by the so-called “American experience.” This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct and often creative ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different episode from the recent twentieth and current twenty-first century American milieu that links these two groups together. Some deal with case examples of local inter-communal interaction, such as “dialogue groups,” which can help us better understand national trends of similar activities in other parts of the country. Others focus on national trends themselves, thus giving us greater insights into individual incidents.
  • No god but God: The Origins and Evolution of Islam

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385739764
    • Publisher: Ember
    • Published: August 2012
    An authoritative study of the Islamic faith in relation to the other world religions sheds new light on its origins and history, from the social reformation role of Muhammad to the impact of fundamentalism and terrorism on Islam. 50,000 first printing.
  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812971897
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 2006
    Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of religions, explains Islam in all its beauty and complexity. Beginning with a vivid account of the social and religious milieu in which the Prophet Muhammad forged hismessage through to examining how, in the shadow of European colonialism, Muslims developed conflicting strategies to reconcile traditional Islamic values with the realities of the modern world, thus launching what Aslan terms the 'Islamic Reformation.' Notes, Works Consulted, Index. 310p.
  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (Updated Edition)

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $9.00 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812982442
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: August 2011
    Reza Aslan explains Islam – the origins and evolution of the faith – in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade in a new preface and final chapter, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror and Osama bin Laden’s death have altered the geopolitical balance of power in the region. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, and in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Chronology of Key Events, Glossary, Notes, Works Consulted, Index. 338p.
  • Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393340778
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 2011
    A best-selling author highlights literature from Morocco, Iran, Turkey and Pakistan in a collection of short stories, memoirs, essays and poems by both contemporary and historical Middle Eastern authors, many appearing in English for the first time. Reprint.
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812981483
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2014
    The author of the best-selling No God but God presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time. Reprint. A #1 New York Times best-seller. 60,000 first printing.
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    By Reza Aslan

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400069224
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: July 2013
    From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry—a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious “King of the Jews” whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion. Praise for Reza Aslan’s No god but God A finalist for the Guardian First Book Award “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

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