Modern Islamist Movements: History, Religion, and Politics

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 9, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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Modern Islamist Movements provides a clear and accessibleexamination of the history, beliefs and rationale of IslamistGroups and their grievances with the West and governments withinthe majority-Muslim world, while examining some of these groups'visions for a global Islamic empire.
  • A clear and accessible text that examines the history, beliefsand rationale for violence emerging from Islamist movements, whileexamining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamicempire
  • Examines Islamist grievances against the West and moderngovernments in the majority Muslim world, while providing anoverview of Islam's relations with the West from the period of theCrusades to the modern age
  • Discusses the historic development of Islamism in Egypt, theWest Bank and Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
  • Explains classic Islamic understandings of jihad and BinLaden's, al-Qaida's, and other Islamists interpretations of thisconcept
  • Offers an historical account of the formative relationshipbetween al-Qaida, other Islamists, and Islamic intellectual trendsbeginning in the eighteenth century
  • Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, as well asinterested general readers

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Jon Armajani is Associate Professor in the Department ofTheology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John'sUniversity in Minnesota. He is the author of Dynamic Islam:Liberal Muslim Perspectives in a Transnational Age (2004) and,with James E. Lindsay, co-editor of and contributor toHistorical Dimensions of Islam: Pre-Modern and Modern Periods;Essays in Honor of R. Stephen Humphreys (2009). He has alsomade contributions to scholarly journals and encyclopedias inIslamic Studies and Religious Studies.

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