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Islam's predicament with modernity : religious reform and cultural change

Author: Bassam Tibi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
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This book presents an in-depth cultural and political analysis of the issue of political Islam as a potential source of tensions and conflict, and how this might be peacefully resolved. Looking at modernity from an Islamic point of view, the author analyses issues such as law, knowledge and human rights.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tibi, Bassam.
Islam's predicament with modernity.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008037898
(OCoLC)245537155
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bassam Tibi
ISBN: 9780203881552 0203881559 9780415484718 0415484715
OCLC Number: 318651738
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 407 pages)
Contents: Cultural tensions, modernity, globalization, and conflict --
The predicament : the exposure to cultural modernity, and the need for an accommodation. Religious reform and cultural change in Islamic civilization --
Issue areas of the predicament I : modernity and knowledge. Torn between reason and Islamization --
Issue areas of the predicament II : cultural modernity and law. The contemporary reinvention of shari'a for the shari'atization of Islam --
Issue areas of the predicament III : Islam, the principle of subjectivity, and individual human rights --
Islam's predicament as a source of conflict. Cultural-religious tensions and identity politics --
Cultural change and religious reform I : The challenge of secularization in the shadow of de-secularization --
Cultural change and religious reform II : pluralism of religions vs. Islamic supremacism --
Authenticity and cultural legacy : a plea for the revival of the heritage of Islamic rationalism : falsafa/rational philosophy vs. fiqh-orthodoxy --
Case studies I : the failed cultural transformation in Egypt. A model for the Islamic world? --
Case studies II : the gulf beyond the age of oil. The envisioned cultural project for the future --
Conclusions and future prospects : cultural modernity and the Islamic dream of semi-modernity.
Responsibility: Bassam Tibi.

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