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By Robert Launay

Robert Launay has been gazing the altering non secular practices of the Dyula, a Muslim group in West Africa, for greater than a decade. In Beyond the Stream, he examines the ways that this spiritual and ethnic minority workforce dwelling at the fringes of the Muslim international continues its ties to the common Islamic culture whereas adapting daily non secular practices to the neighborhood context. during the lens of this particular group, Launay elucidates the interplay among primary Islamic ideals, anchored traditionally within the Arab heart East, and the always altering ways in which Islam is lived, at any place it's professed.

By targeting the stress among "particular" and "universal"—on how a given spiritual morality needs to functionality concurrently inside a tightly knit group and a bigger worldwide arena—Beyond the Stream addresses problems with huge quandary to the anthropology of Islam and to international religions generally.

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