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Islam in the 21st century

Author: Akbar S Ahmed
Publisher: Oxford : Polity, 2003.
Series: Themes for the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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* Examines the role of Islam in the 21st century and its increasingly forceful presence on the world stage. * Written by a Muslim and leading social scientist (who has worked in the Muslim world but  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed
ISBN: 0745622097 9780745622095 0745622100 9780745622101
OCLC Number: 51913628
Description: 176 pages.
Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction: God's Gamble. Chapter 1 Islam under Siege. i The Return of Anthropology and the Final Crusade. ii The Sense of Muslim Siege. Chapter 2 What is Going Wrong?. i Is it about Islam or is it Globalization?. ii A Post--Honor World?. Chapter 3 Ibn Khaldun and Social Cohesion. i The Khaldunian Breakdown. ii The Man in the Iron Cage. Chapter 4 The Failure of Muslim Leadership. i. Muslim Leaders. ii. Veiled Truth: Women in Islam. Chapter 5 Searching for a Muslim Ideal: Inclusion. i Case Study One: The Scholarship of Inclusion. ii Inclusivists in America: Islam in Toledo, Ohio. Chapter 6 Searching for a Muslim Ideal: Exclusion. i Case Study Two: The Scholarship of Exclusion. ii Exclusivists in America: The Debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Chapter 7 Toward a Global Paradigm. i The Challenge for Islam. ii Questions for our Time. Notes. References. Index
Series Title: Themes for the 21st century.
Responsibility: Akbar Ahmed.

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"Above all, this is a courageous book. Ahmed uses his knowledge of the Koran and anthropology to confront his co--religionists with uncomfortable truths about women, honour, social cohesion and Read more...

 
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