Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond

Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond

by John Cooper
     
 

This book brings together the ideas of a number of contemporary modernist and liberal Muslim thinkers, exposing an important intellectual current in Islamic thought which will be new to many Western readers. Responding to the challenges brought by colonialism and modernization, the contributors propose new conceptions and interpretations of Islam consonant with the

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This book brings together the ideas of a number of contemporary modernist and liberal Muslim thinkers, exposing an important intellectual current in Islamic thought which will be new to many Western readers. Responding to the challenges brought by colonialism and modernization, the contributors propose new conceptions and interpretations of Islam consonant with the age. Although their specific concerns and emphases vary, they all reconsider the relation between religion and politics and the incorporation of modern Western ideas.

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No student can overlook or ignore these contributions, in fact, students have a lot to gain from them...
-Arab Studies Journal

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Nine articles study the attempts of Muslim intellectuals from a diversity of geographical origins to develop an Islamic outlook consonant with modern thought and institutions, yet rooted in religious traditions and the Qur'an. Prominent themes include the belief that Islam and its sacred sources should be viewed historically to avoid imposing past details on the future, the more universalistic aspects of Islam, and its need to properly grapple with the complexities of modernity. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860645310
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.69(d)

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