Islam between Culture and Politics

Islam between Culture and Politics

by Bassam Tibi
     
 

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Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalising world. He proposes a depoliticisation of the faith and the introduction of cultural reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument is that… See more details below

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Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalising world. He proposes a depoliticisation of the faith and the introduction of cultural reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument is that Islam is being torn between the pressure for cultural innovation and a defensive move towards the politicisation of its symbols for non-religious ends.

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"Bassam Tibi has produced yet another impressive and thought-provoking book...an elaborate and sophisticated cultural analysis that painstakingly attempts to define concepts, elucidate relationships, and propose solutions for the dilemmas at hand."--Emad Ei Din Shahin, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780230571044
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/07/2001
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Format:
NOOK Book
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