Fundamentalism and Intellectuals in Egypt, 1973-1993 [NOOK Book]

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This study examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals towards Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. They believe that to establish an Islamic state would mean a return to the Middle Ages and that Western values do not necessarily contradict Islam. How far can they influence Egypt's future?
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Fundamentalism and Intellectuals in Egypt, 1973-1993

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Overview

This study examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals towards Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. They believe that to establish an Islamic state would mean a return to the Middle Ages and that Western values do not necessarily contradict Islam. How far can they influence Egypt's future?
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Examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals toward the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in modern Egypt, and surveys the writings of some 20 Egyptian liberal intellectuals on issues such as the establishment of an Islamic government, the caliphate, jihad, the West, Israel, Jews, Christians, and science. The writers surveyed are united in their belief that the establishment of an Islamic state would signify a return to the Middle Ages. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781135239619
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
The Origins of Fundamentalism from Ibn Taymiyya to the Muslim Brothers 13
From Liberalism to the Resurgence of Religion: The Muslim Brothers and Sayyid Qutb 29
From Sayyid Qutb to Militant Islamic Organizations 45
Profiles of Egyptian Intellectuals 69
Perspectives on the Application of the Sharia, the Rule of God, and the Islamic State 82
Attitudes to the Caliphate and the Imamate 110
Perspectives on Jihad 126
Attitudes to Judaism, Christianity, the West and Modern Science 134
Epilogue 155
Bibliography 171
Index 181
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