Faith & Power: The Politics of Islam
Wemple, David, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
By Edward Mortimer. New York: Random House, 1982. 432 pages. List: $7.95; AET: $5.95 for one, $7.95 for two.
Until the Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 ascension to power in Iran the Muslim world had been, to all but a few scholars and political analysts, largely out of sight and out of mind. The Islamic revolution changed all of that in an instant. Suddenly, "Islam" was thrown onto the world stage with an urgency that was both frightening and unavoidable.
Although the author was a Middle East correspondent for the London Times when the book was written, he was still, by his own admission, "naive" about Islam. He envisioned it as something like Roman Catholicism: a set of creeds …
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Publication information: Article title: Faith & Power: The Politics of Islam. Contributors: Wemple, David - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 10. Issue: 3 Publication date: August/September 1991. Page number: 72. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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