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Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs: Rashid Rida's Modernist Defence of Islam

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Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until this book, his writings on religious reform remained unpublished in English. In this paperback version of the flagship English edition, esteemed academic Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works, The Criticisms of the Christians and the Arguments of Islam. Responding to arguments made in the ninetenth century that Islam is ‘irrational or ‘inferior to Christianity, and that the unification of religious and political power is a ‘barrier to progress, Rida sought to defend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality. Wood analyses these arguments, showing that Ridas work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation in which it originated. He also takes on the traditional accusation that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that he was in fact distinctly modernist. Simon A. Wood is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a leading expert on Rashid Rida.

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Responding to arguments made in the Victorian period that Islam is 'irrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification of religious and political power is a 'barrier to progress, ' Rida sought to defend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality. Wood analyzes these arguments and contends that Rida's work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated. He also takes on the traditional accusation that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that he was in fact distinctly modernist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851686711
Author:
Wood, Simon A
Publisher:
One World (UK)
Author:
Wood, Simon A.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islam
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.63 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
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Religion » Eastern Religions » Islamic Studies
Religion » Islam » General

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"Synopsis" by , Responding to arguments made in the Victorian period that Islam is 'irrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification of religious and political power is a 'barrier to progress, ' Rida sought to defend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality. Wood analyzes these arguments and contends that Rida's work cannot be separated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated. He also takes on the traditional accusation that Rida was a fundamentalist and argues that he was in fact distinctly modernist.
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