Makers of Contemporary Islam / Edition 1

Makers of Contemporary Islam / Edition 1

by John L. Esposito, John Voll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195141288

ISBN-13: 9780195141283

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In this timely and important work, John Esposito and John Voll explore the development of contemporary Islamic movements and thought through the biographies of nine major activist intellectuals who represent a wide range of Muslim societies. Many Muslims have combined revivalist activism with intellectual efforts, but only a few have achieved significant

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In this timely and important work, John Esposito and John Voll explore the development of contemporary Islamic movements and thought through the biographies of nine major activist intellectuals who represent a wide range of Muslim societies. Many Muslims have combined revivalist activism with intellectual efforts, but only a few have achieved significant international visibility and influence. By examining the lives and work of nine such internationally recognized figures, Esposito and Voll provide a new understanding of the intellectual foundations of contemporary Islamic awareness and politics. Included are profiles of: Ismail Ragi al-Faruqi (U.S./Palestine), Khurshid Ahmad (India/Pakistan), Maryam Jameelah (U.S./Pakistan), Hasan Hanafi (Sudan), Rashid Ghannoushi (Tunisia), Hasan al-Turabi (Sudan), Abdolkarim Soroush (Iran), Anwar Ibrahim (Malaysia), and Abdurrahman Wahid (Indonesia).

These thinkers contributed to some of the most significant intellectual and activist developments in the Muslim world during the 1980s and 1990s--the period during which Islamic movements became a major force in Muslim societies and international affairs. They helped to organize and lead the movements of Islamic renewal and provided the conceptual foundations for the programs those movements advocate. Together, they represent a distinctive phase in the evolution of Islamic thinking: the ongoing effort to create an effective synthesis of modernity and Islamic tradition. Their work supplies the core of the Islamic resurgence of the1990s and the foundation for what it can become in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195141283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Muslim Activist Intellectuals and Their Place in History3
1Ismail Ragi al-Faruqi: Pioneer in Muslim-Christian Relations23
2Khurshid Ahmad: Muslim Activist-Economist39
3Maryam Jameelah: A Voice of Conservative Islam54
4Hasan Hanafi: The Classic Intellectual68
5Rashid Ghannoushi: Activist in Exile91
6Hasan al-Turabi: The Mahdi-Lawyer118
7Abdolkarim Soroush and Critical Discourse in Iran, by Valla Vakili150
8Anwar Ibrahim: Activist Moderate177
9Abdurrahman Wahid: Scholar-President199
Notes217
Suggestions for Further Reading241
Index245

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