- 国際学レヴュー = The Review of international studies (ISSN:09162690)
- vol.18, pp.69-89, 2006-03-31
A great number of studies have been done so far on the history of Islam in the various fields of discipline. Among others, Oriental History has done a major contribution to the study, while very few by Comparative Religion, or the History of Religions. This article is an attempt to read the history of Islam in terms of the History of Religions, by which I mean to study religions by applying the general theories of religions. The theories I make use of in this article are "Holy Community" by J. Kitagawa, typology of religions "Prophetic" and "Mystic" by F. Heiler and "Fundamentalism."