Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity

Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity

by Michael Thompson
     
 

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th the topic of Islam's political, cultural, religious, and spiritual tendencies and beliefs has been thrust into the spotlight. However, most discussions concerning Islam's relation to the West tend to simplify and distort the intricate nature of the problem. The essays in Islam and the West approach the interactions of

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th the topic of Islam's political, cultural, religious, and spiritual tendencies and beliefs has been thrust into the spotlight. However, most discussions concerning Islam's relation to the West tend to simplify and distort the intricate nature of the problem. The essays in Islam and the West approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear. The result is a deeper understanding of the nature of modernity and how other societies can relate to each other in an increasingly complex, globalizing world.

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This book offers readers very helpful insights and understanding of 'one of the great . . . tensions of modern times.' Highly recommended.
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This book offers readers very helpful insights and understanding of 'one of the great . . . tensions of modern times.' Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742531062
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Thompson is the founder and editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture and is assistant professor of political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

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