This course explains the basic religious tenets of Islam, provides some background to their development, and then illustrates how they play out in the realms of politics, culture and economics.
HANDOUT: Islam 101
Akyol, Mustafa. Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (WW Norton, 2011).
Donner, Fred M. Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History (Modern Library, 2002).
Hussain, Mohammad I. "An Introduction to Islam," EAWC, 1997.
Forte, David. "Islam's Trajectory," Real Clear Politics, August 2006.
Fuller, Graham E. "A World Without Islam," Foreign Policy, January 2008.
Return to course schedule
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Online Contact Form