Islam between Culture and Politics / Edition 2

Islam between Culture and Politics / Edition 2

by Bassam Tibi
     
 

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403949899
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Islam between culture and politics : the scope and implications1
1Religion, culture and social reality : Islam as a cultural system, and its diversity28
2Cultural patterns and the perception of change in Islam : a religious model for reality : the Islamic worldview53
3Culture and social change : tradition and innovation in cultural analysis69
4The dichotomy of structural globalisation and fragmenting cultural self-assertion : the case of Islamic civilisation87
5The politicisation of religion : political Islam as a defensive-cultural response to global challenges : a social-scientific interpretation116
6From religious belief to political commitment : the fundamentalist revolt against the secular order : between cultural modernity and neo-absolutism131
7Social change and the potential for flexibility in Islamic law : the Shari'a between ethics and politicisation148
8Institutions of learning and education in Islam : between the cultural accommodation of change, religious orthodoxy and the politics of cultural Islamisation167
9Islam matters to the West! : Islam and Europe, Islam in Europe : Islamic migration between cultural assimilation, political integration and communitarian ghettoisation191
10Islam and the West in the age of conflict among civilisations : the alternative of intercultural dialogue as a means of conflict resolution210
11September 11, the global cultural turn and the return of the sacred in Islamic civilisation : between religious revival and the new totalitarianism of political Islam234

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