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The Rhetoric of Sobriety

Un libro in lingua di Kathryn Kueny edito da State Univ of New York Pr, 2001

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Drawing from revelatory, legal, historical, and exegetical documents from the Sunni and Shi'ite traditions, this book considers the Islamic condemnation of wine. Comparing the documents of the early period of Islam to Judaic and Christian works from the same era, Kueny (religious studies, Lawrence University) examines the rhetoric surrounding the proscription of wine, its marginalization and prohibition. This examination is used to elucidate the underlying strategies of conflict resolution, meaning construction, governance, spirituality, and identity, as they were present in early Muslim societies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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