A Call for Heresy discovers unexpected common ground in one of the most inflammatory issues of the twenty-first century: the deepening conflict between the Islamic world and the United States. Moving beyond simplistic answers, Anouar Majid argues that the Islamic world and the United States are both in precipitous states of decline because religious, political, and economic orthodoxies in each have silenced the voices of their most creative thinkers-the visionary nonconformists, radicals, and revolutionaries who are often dismissed, or even punished, as heretics. The solution, Majid concludes, is a long-overdue revival of dissent.
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About the Author
Anouar Majid is professor and founding chair of the Department of English at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He is the author of Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age and Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World, which was recommended by the American Association of University Professors as a book for understanding the context of 9/11. He is also the cofounder and editor of Tingis, a Moroccan American magazine of ideas and culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Saints in Peril 1
Death in Cancun 21
Specters of Annihilation 51
Islam and Its Discontents 81
Regime Change 113
America and Its Discontents 147
Vital Heresies 183