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Islam and the challenge of civilization

Author: Abdelwahab Meddeb; Jane Kuntz
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
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Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism and positivist law. He is not advocating "moderate" Islam, which he characterizes as thinly disguised Wahabism, but rather an Islam inspired by the great Sufi thinkers, whose practice of religion was not bound  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdelwahab Meddeb; Jane Kuntz
ISBN: 9780823251230 0823251233
OCLC Number: 814707075
Description: 175 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Religion and violence --
The Koran as myth --
The clash of interpretations --
On the Arab decline --
Civilization or extinction --
Enlightenment between high and low voltage --
The physics and metaphysics of nature --
Epilogue: religion and cosmopolitics --
Appendixes --
The veil unveiled: dialogue with Christian Jambet --
Obama in Cairo.
Responsibility: Abdelwahab Meddeb ; translated by Jane Kuntz.

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Meddeb wages a war of interpretations in this book demonstrating that Muslims cannot join the concert of nations unless they set aside outmoded notions such as jihad, and realize that the feuding  Read more...

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