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978-0-06-250014-4 / 0062500147

Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet

by Armstrong, Karen

Publisher:HarperCollins

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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FROM THE BACK COVER: "NOW IN PAPERBACK FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF HOLY WAR AND A HISTORY OF GOD, A FRESH, EVENHANDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM, THE RELIGION THAT CONTINUES TO HAVE A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON THE WORLD TODAY. "A METICULOUS QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL MUHAMMAD....THIS SYMPATHETIC, ENGROSSING BIOGRAPHY PORTRAYS MUHAMMAD AS A PASSIONATE, COMPLEX, FALLIBLE HUMAN BEING--A CHARISMATIC LEADER POSSESSED OF POLITICAL AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL GIFTS, AND A PROPHET WHOSE MONOTHEISTIC VISION INTUITIVELY ANSWERED THE DEEPEST LONGINGS OF HIS PEOPLE."---PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "RESPECTFUL WITHOUT BEING REVERENTIAL, KNOWLEDGABLE WITHOUT BEING PEDANTIC, AND ABOVE ALL, READABLE. IT SUCCEEDS BECAUSE (ARMSTRONG) BRING MUHAMMAD TO LIFE AS A FULLY ROUNDED HUMAN BEING."--THE ECONOMIST "THIS PORTRAYAL OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM AND THE SETTING FROM WHICH HE EMERGED WILL CAPTIVATE AND ENLIGHTEN GENERAL READERS WITH A NEWFOUND UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST."--LIBRARY JOURNAL "A FRESH, WELL-WRITTEN, AND OFTEN INSIGHTFUL ACCOUNT WHOSE TEN CHAPTERS GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS, EXPERIENCES, AND MOTIVATIONS OF MUHAMMAD."--CHOICE."

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