Muslims and Modernity: Current Debates

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A&C Black, 2005 - Religion - 286 pages
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Can democracy flourish in Muslim society? What does the Qur'an say about women, minorities, human rights? Are Islam and the West on a collision course? After 9/11, much has been written about the inevitability of a clash between Islam and the West, as their worldviews compete for global supremacy. Recent developments have done little to challenge this thesis, or the West's negative image of Islam. The author compares and contrasts contributions from "traditional" and "progressive" Muslims. Voicing at least two Muslim opinions in each area of debate, this book challenges the idea that all Muslims think identically. While Muslims and Modernity is designed primarily for use an undergraduate textbook, reference to accessible Internet material, to literature and to popular as well as scholarly sources will broaden its appeal to a general readership. This book's discussion draws on post-colonial theory, feminist analyses, anthropology, cultural and religious studies, politics and philosophy.
  

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As a child of supreme god our creator .
Learning how to live and progress a world created for family ,
Love thy neighbour. We are not all of the one flock;,
There are so many body parts that need to become attached in one world against all wars . Divisions of life to the full in everlasting home. Due to unforgiveness.anger and retaliating ways in which a father who created his family says , why are my children fighting each other in my name .do they not know i pour out my spirit on all. My dear friends readers .i seek not any disrespect nor will i show disrespect . .
But request that the metal swords become ploughshares , and the double edge sword be at its desk in calmness .and without anger .without retaliatory ways of unforgiveness. Our teachers said .we will be forgiven as we forgive .if we dont .then
 

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Contents

Voices and Viewpoints
1
Modernity Postmodernity and the World of Islam
17
Muslims and Democracy
40
Muslims on Human Rights
63
Muslim Voices on the Quran
85
Islamic Epistemology
107
Muslim Voices on Gender in Islam
129
Voices and Views
156
Voices and Views
177
The Traditional View
198
Progressive and Moderate Muslims on War and Peace
219
A Study in Islamic Resurgence and Bangladesh
240
Bibliography
257
Index
277
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Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.

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