The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

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Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 696 pages
The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene.

  • Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular.
  • Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers and scholars.
  • Covers issues such as Islamic tradition, modernity, globalization, feminism, the West, the USA, reform, and secularism.
  • Helps readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in the context of Western intellectual trends.

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Editors Introduction Contemporary Islamic Thought One or Many?
Part I Trends and Issues in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Part II Secularism Modernity and Globalization in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Part III The Question of Jihād and Terrorism in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Part IV Islamism Sufism and Pluralism in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Part V Justice Dependency and International Relations in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Part VI Women in Contemporary Islamic Thought

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About the author (2008)

Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‛ is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations and co-Director of the Duncan Black McDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. He is the co-editor of The Muslim World, the oldest journal on Islam in the US. He is the editor of several books and the author of the following: Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World (State University of New York Press, 1995) and Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab Intellectual History (Pluto Press, 2004).

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