Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, Revised and Expanded: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars [NOOK Book]

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Eight years after the horrific attacks of September 11th, misunderstanding and distrust between Islam and the West are still as rampant as ever.  In this new and fully revised edition of his critically acclaimed book, Joseph Lumbard collects a series of essays that explain not only the veil of misconceptions which lie at the heart of Western attitudes towards Islam, but also the rise of “fundamentalism” within Islam itself, which most Muslims do not consider a true reflection of their religion. This new ...
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Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, Revised and Expanded: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars

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Overview

Eight years after the horrific attacks of September 11th, misunderstanding and distrust between Islam and the West are still as rampant as ever.  In this new and fully revised edition of his critically acclaimed book, Joseph Lumbard collects a series of essays that explain not only the veil of misconceptions which lie at the heart of Western attitudes towards Islam, but also the rise of “fundamentalism” within Islam itself, which most Muslims do not consider a true reflection of their religion. This new edition includes an essay on the role of women in Islam, an updated chapter containing insight into the concept of Jihad, and three fully revised chapters that bring the discussion up to date with the current global situation. A completely modified introduction is also featured. This book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to see beyond the headlines of hatred and anger which are so common today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935493136
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 8/16/2009
  • Series: Perennial Philosophy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,155,184
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph E.B. Lumbard is a professor of Classical Islam at Brandeis University. He is the former Special Advisor for Interfaith Affairs to His Highness King Abdullah II of Jordan, and is the founder and first director of the Islamic Research Institute.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition Seyyed Hossein Nasr vii

Introduction to the Revised Edition Joseph E. B. Lumbard xi

Part I Religious Foundations

1 The Myth of a Militant Islam David Dakake 3

2 The Decline of Knowledge and the Rise of Ideology in the Modern Islamic World Joseph E. B. Lumbard 39

3 A Traditional Islamic Response to the Rise of Modernism Fuad S. Naeem 79

Part II Historical Dimensions

4 From the Spirituality of Jih&abar;d to the Ideology of Jihadism Reza Shah-Kazemi 119

5 Roots of Misconception: Euro-American Perceptions of Islam Before and After September 11 Ibrahim Kalin 149

Part III Political Dimensions

6 The Economics of Terrorism: How bin Laden has Changed the Rules of the Game Waleed El-Ansary 197

7 Beyond the Veil: The Sufi View of Women and Femininity Zailan Moris 243

8 The Muslim World and Globalization: Modernity and the Roots of Conflict Ejaz Akram 255

Epilogue

9 The Poverty of Fanaticism T. J. Winter 301

Select Glossary of Foreign and Technical Terms 315

Notes on Contributors 325

Index 329

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