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Virtually Islamic

Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments

Author(s): Gary R Bunt

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

November 2002224 pages216x138mm

Paperback - 9780708316115

About The Book

This is a survey of the phenomena relating to Islam and the Internet. Technology is making a global impact on how Muslims approach and interpret Islam. Given its utilization as a primary source of information, the Internet influences how non-Muslims perceive Islam and matters relating to Muslims.

Endorsements



'... a valuable guide to things Islam on the Internet, especially to readers pondering technology's impact on religious identity or the ummah's urgent social, moral political questions.' (Asiaweek) 'Virtually Islamic is a tiny book packed with more information and insight per page than anything that I have encountered on the subject of religion and the Internet. There are many audiences who can benefit from reading this volume, but it is absolutely essential reading for students of religious movements...Undergirded by an enormous amount of information about Islam on the internet, Bunt's book is ever probing without sensationalising the subject.' Journal of Contemporary Religion 'Bunt has done a great service to Islamic Studies via the Internet and will serve as a torchbearer and a guide for further research in this area.' Islam Online.

'...a seminal work on Islam and the internet...groundbreaking canonical texts for students of both virtual Islam and, in a wider sense, those studying religion and the internet.' (Egypt Today, Dec 2004)

'... a thorough and useful introduction to an aspect of Islamic culture and civilization which has, to date, been largely overlooked in academic work.' (Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations)

'... extensive survey of the way Muslims around the world are using the Internet and the effect this may have on the future of Islam.' (LPS Weekly Newsletter)

'... original and highly fascinating ... ' (Dialogue)

'... a pioneering work in Islamic studies, the first serious work on Islam and the Internet' - (Amina Elbendary, Al-Ahram Weekly Online)

About the Author(s)

Gary R Bunt

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