Muslims as Actors: Islamic Meanings and Muslim Interpretations in the Perspective of the Study of Religions

Muslims as Actors: Islamic Meanings and Muslim Interpretations in the Perspective of the Study of Religions

by Jacques Waardenburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110191423

ISBN-13: 9783110191424

Pub. Date: 10/23/2007

Publisher: De Gruyter

This book challenges the view of Islamic Studies as a branch of “Orientalism”. The West now sees Islam largely as a political problem, and research on its religious aspects is urgently needed. The book traces the relevance of the academic study of religion for Islamic Studies, contributions of prominent scholars, and studies on issues of contemporary

Overview

This book challenges the view of Islamic Studies as a branch of “Orientalism”. The West now sees Islam largely as a political problem, and research on its religious aspects is urgently needed. The book traces the relevance of the academic study of religion for Islamic Studies, contributions of prominent scholars, and studies on issues of contemporary Islam. The author advocates focusing research on Muslim interpretations of Islam which redefine Islamic values and meanings in present-day contexts, and argues for Muslims being recognized as actors in the articulation of their Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110191424
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
10/23/2007
Series:
Religion and Reason, #46
Edition description:
Reprint 2012
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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