The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity--A Reader / Edition 1

The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity--A Reader / Edition 1

by Mehran Kamrava
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520250982

ISBN-13: 9780520250987

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

At a time in our post-9/11 world when fundamentalist forces appear to dominate Islam, a vibrant and consequential discourse has emerged from many prominent writers seeking to change the direction of Muslim thought. This timely volume, representing a broad cross-section of this reformist trend in countries ranging from Malaysia to Algeria and Morocco, brings

Overview

At a time in our post-9/11 world when fundamentalist forces appear to dominate Islam, a vibrant and consequential discourse has emerged from many prominent writers seeking to change the direction of Muslim thought. This timely volume, representing a broad cross-section of this reformist trend in countries ranging from Malaysia to Algeria and Morocco, brings together the writings of thirteen of the most renowned and influential Muslim thinkers alive today.
Individually and collectively, they argue for reforms in Islamic theology and jurisprudence and for reinterpretations of popular notions of Islam that are consistent with and supportive of the tenets of modern life. Their essays include broad overviews of Islam, its core principles, and the complex relationship between Islam, democracy, and civil rights; three works by Muslim feminist intellectuals; and more. The volume also places the life, career, and arguments of each thinker in national and historical context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250987
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Credits     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction: Reformist Islam in Comparative Perspective   Mehran Kamrava     1
Present-Day Islam Between Its Tradition and Globalization   Mohammed Arkoun     29
The Way (Al-Sharia) of Islam   Tariq Ramadan     65
A Comparative Approach to Islam and Democracy   Fethullah Gulen     99
Religious Liberty: A Muslim Perspective   Mohamed Talbi     105
Freedom of Religion and Belief in Islam   Mohsen Kadivar     119
The Divine Text and Pluralism in Muslim Societies   Mohammad Shahrour     143
The Nexus of Theory and Practice   Nasr Abu Zaid     153
Women and the Rise of Islam   Leila Ahmed     177
Aishah's Legacy: The Struggle for Women's Rights within Islam   Amina Wadud     201
Muslim Women and Fundamentalism   Fatima Mernissi     205
Islam, Justice, and Politics   Chandra Muzaffar     213
Facts and Values: An Islamic Approach   Hasan Hanafi     231
Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam   Abdolkarim Soroush     243
Notes     263
Index     283

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