The second book of Gabriel Marranci, The Anthropology of Islam, will be available at the end of this month. As a prelude he provides with a short excerpt from the introduction: an elenchos which is question–answer dialogue that aims to clarify a topic through deconstructing other arguments; in this case, how‘Islam’ may be understood within the field of anthropology:

ELENCHOS

STUDENT: What is Islam?

To find the anthropological answer to that question read his website:

The Anthropology of Islam « Islam, Muslims, and an Anthropologist