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The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought

Frederick Quinn


Current global tensions and the spread of terrorism have resurrected a largely negative perception of Islamic society in the West, an ill will fueled by centuries of conflict and prejudice. Shedding light on the history behind these hostile feelings, this book traces the Western image of Islam from its earliest days to recent times. The book establishes four basic themes around which the image of Islam gravitates throughout history: the Prophet as Antichrist, heretic, and Satan; the Prophet as Fallen Christian, corrupted monk, or Arab Lucifer; the prophet as sexual deviant, polygamist, and cha ... More

Keywords: Islam, Prophet, terrorism, Peter Dawson, Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Monteverdi, Mozart, Muslim, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195325638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick Quinn, author
Utah State University, Logan