Books written by Malise Ruthven

Islam: A Very Short Introduction

OUP Oxford | January 26, 2012 | 200 pages
Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us... More Info

Fundamentalism

Oxford University Press, USA | February 8, 2007 | 154 pages
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11, 2001. But what does "fundamentalism" really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the use of the term... More Info

Fundamentalism:The Search For Meaning

OUP Oxford | March 24, 2005 | 260 pages
Since the end of the Cold War fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace and prosperity, a concern that was exacerbated by the events of 9/11, and the 'War against Terrorism'.But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in... More Info