Contemporary Islam: Dynamic, not Static
Abdul Aziz Said, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Meena Sharify-Funk
Taylor & Francis, Aug 31, 2006 - Political Science - 274 pages
Contemporary Islam provides a counterweight to the prevailing opinions of Islamic thought as conservative and static with a preference for violence over dialogue. It gathers together a collection of eminent scholars from around the world who tackle issues such as intellectual pluralism, gender, the ethics of political participation, human rights, non-violence and religious harmony. This is a highly topical and important study which gives a progressive outlook for Islam's role in modern politics and society.