The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

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Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 696 pages
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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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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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