The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

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

  • Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim worldin general and the Arab world in particular.
  • Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslimthinkers and scholars.
  • Covers issues such as Islamic tradition, modernity,globalization, feminism, the West, the USA, reform, andsecularism.
  • Helps readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in thecontext 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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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‛ is Professor of Islamic Studiesand Christian-Muslim Relations and co-Director of the Duncan BlackMcDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-MuslimRelations at Hartford Seminary. He is the co-editor of TheMuslim World, the oldest journal on Islam in the US. He is theeditor of several books and the author of the following:Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the ModernArab World (State University of New York Press, 1995) andContemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab IntellectualHistory (Pluto Press, 2004).

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