Understanding Islam: A Listener's Guide
This is an opportunity to revisit the story of Islam through the eyes of the renowned authority on comparative religions, Huston Smith. Dr. Smith provides his listeners on this audio CD with wonderful insights into the most "persistently misunderstood religion in the world." He follows unique themes such as how, as a new faith tradition, Islam received much of its inspiration from Greek philosophy.
Understanding Islam: A Listener's Guide is a condensed version of Huston Smith's Religions of the World audio series that included an in-depth examination of Islam. This CD comes with an updated introduction about this wisdom tradition.
Dr. Smith's animated description of the rights of women as put forth in the Koran, and his thoughtful examination of the Koran's passages on both mercy and violence, are two highlights that will resonate with the listener.