Religion and Politics: Islam and Muslim Civilization

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 336 pages
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Offering a timely new appraisal of the political and social impact of Islam, this expanded second edition of Religion and Politics has been fully updated in line with new events. Jan-Erik Lane and Hamadi Redissi look at the underlying social consequences of religious beliefs to account for the political differences between major civilizations of the world against a background of the rise of modern capitalism.
 

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Contents

THE MUSLIM CIVILISATION AND MODERNISATION
1
Islam and Postmodernity
23
The Weber Thesis
33
ISLAM AS A WORLD RELIGION
49
Faith and Rationality
61
THE MUSLIM LEGACY
71
Islamic Law and Arab Legal Institutions
91
Capitalism in Muslim Countries
109
Towards a New Fundamentalism
155
THE PROBLEMS OF MUSLIM CIVILISATION
165
STATE AND RELIGION IN THE MAGHREB
191
Algeria 19622008
225
Islam A Religion of Warriors?
247
Need for Mutual Explanation
275
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293
Index
329

PATHS OF MUSLIM MODERNISATION
125
Separation Between State and Religion?
145

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About the author (2009)

Jan-Erik Lane, University of Freiburg, Germany and Hamedi Redissi is Professor at the University of Tunis in Tunisia.

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