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The Formation of Islam by Jonathan P. Berkey
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Best as a reference work for those already possessing some familiarity with the subject. I enjoyed the author's demonstration that pre-modern religious experience in the Islamic world was more complex and multifaceted than has often been supposed, but I wish the author had taken some firmer positions on various issues rather than simply say "it was complex" and suggest further readings--the effect makes the author seem almost too detached from his work.
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