Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs: Rashid Rida's Modernist Defence of Islam

Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs: Rashid Rida's Modernist Defence of Islam

by Simon A. Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851684611

ISBN-13: 9781851684618

Pub. Date: 07/25/2007

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Responding to arguments made in the Victorian period that Islam is 'irrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification of religious and political power is a 'barrier to progress,' Rida sought to defend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality. Wood analyzes these arguments and contends that Rida's work cannot be

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Responding to arguments made in the Victorian period that Islam is 'irrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification of religious and political power is a 'barrier to progress,' Rida sought to defend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality. Wood analyzes these arguments and contends that Rida's work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated. He also takes on the traditional accusation that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that he was in fact distinctly modernist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851684618
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
07/25/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.93(d)

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