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Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Centuryby Suha (edt) Taji-farouki
Synopses & Reviews
This book provides in-depth discussions of Islamic thought across the twentieth century, encompassing the breadth of self-expression in Muslim communities world-wide. It explores key themes in modern Islamic thinking, including the social origins and ideological underpinnings of the late nineteenth- early twentieth-century Islamic reformist project, nationalism in the Muslim world, Islamist attitudes towards democracy, the science of Islamic economics, Islamist notions of family and the role of women, Muslim perceptions and constructions of the West, and aspects of Muslim thinking on Christians and Jews.
Book News Annotation:
Scholars of history and religion in Europe, the US, and Australia discuss some aspect of Islamic thinking in the modern era. Among their topics are the rise of reformist and its challenge to traditional Islam, national and cultural, democracy and pluralism, Islamic economics, gender and the family, and views on Christians and Jews. Distributed in the US by Palgrave.
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About the Author
Suha Taji-Farouki is Lecturer in Modern Islam at the Institute of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham, and Visiting Fellow at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.
Basheer M. Nafi is Reader in Islamic History at the Muslim College and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Table of Contents
Introduction--Suha Taji-Farouki & Basheer Nafi * The Rise of Islamic Reformist Thought and its Challenge to Traditional Islam--Basheer Nafi * The Diversity of Islamic Thought: Towards a Typology--William Shepard * Sufi Thought and its Reconstruction--Elizabeth Sirriyeh * Nationalism and Culture in the Arab and Islamic Worlds: A Critique of Modern Scholarship--Ralph Coury * On the State, Democracy and Pluralism--Abdelwahab El-Affendi * The Development of Islamic Economics: Theory and Practice--Rodney Wilson * On Gender and the Family--Hibba Abugideiri * Reflections on the West--Jacques Waardenburg * Perceptions of Christians and Christianity--Hugh Goddard * Thinking on the Jews--Suha Taji-Farouki * Further Readings * Index
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