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

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdelwahab Meddeb; Jane Kuntz
ISBN: 9780823251230 0823251233
OCLC Number: 814707075
Description: 175 p. ; 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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"This is the perfect handbook for deepening our understanding of both the incredible richness through time and the paradoxical present obtuseness of Islamic culture. Meddeb achieves this feat--how Read more...

 
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