Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

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John J. Donohue, John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Religion - 512 pages
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9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism have challenged the understanding of academic experts, policymakers, and students, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam inneed of and capable of reform? What do Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing? Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives responds to these and other questions, taking into account the myriad of changes and challenges that Islam and Muslims have experienced over the last twenty years. Featuring numerous contemporarywritings, fifty percent of which are new to this edition, it provides a point of entry into the various and changing dynamics of Muslim discourse and politics. This volume also bridges the nineteenth and the twenty-first centuries by retaining relevant classic selections from the first edition--by a diverse group of contributors from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the U.S.--that offer historical background.

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User Review  - Marwa - Goodreads

It is a very good book for Non-Muslims ... it gives them a wide variety of different opinions by totally different Muslims thinkers in one book. You will realize the degree of pluralism in Islamic thought. Read full review

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User Review  - Alia - Goodreads

Glad there is something like this in print, definitely shows the diversity of Muslim intellectuals/reformers (both good/bad) on various topics. Every Western Muslim that doesn't have access to the original text should own this. Read full review


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Donohue is an anthropologist specializing in the study of Japanese culture, history, and language.

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