A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America

A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America

by Anouar Majid


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816651283
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/10/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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

Preface     ix
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
Notes     229
Index     263

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