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Contemporary thought in the Muslim world : trends, themes and issues

Author: Carool Kersten
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Series: Contemporary thought in the Islamic world.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kersten, Carool, author.
Contemporary thought in the Muslim world
New York, NY : Routledge, [2019]
(DLC) 2019007406
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carool Kersten
ISBN: 9780415855075 0415855071 9780415855082 041585508X
OCLC Number: 1086404047
Description: viii, 218 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. The problem of taxonomy: Categorizing contemporary Muslim intellectuals --
2. Philosophies of knowledge: Transmission and reason --
3. Scripture: Alternative ways of engaging with the Qur'an --
4. Spiritual dimensions of contemporary Muslim thought: Sufism today: psychology, literature, and islamization of knowledge --
5. Islam and politics: Thinking about secularity, freedom, and democracy --
6. Shari'a: Islamic legal system or ethical guideline? --
7. Dealing with difference and plurality: Emancipation, toleration, and human rights --
8. Issues of the twenty-first century: Globalization, ecology, and medical ethics --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Contemporary thought in the Islamic world.
Responsibility: Carool Kersten.

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