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The Resource Islam evolving : radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West, Taner Edis

Islam evolving : radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West, Taner Edis

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Islam evolving : radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West
Title
Islam evolving
Title remainder
radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West
Statement of responsibility
Taner Edis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How is Islam adapting to the rapid changes of the 21st century? Despite political unrest and terrorism, the author argues that many Muslim societies are successfully developing their own versions of modern life. In contrast to the secular liberal model that prevails in the West, Islam is demonstrating alternative ways to be modern while maintaining a distinctly Muslim worldview. Professor Edis, an American physicist with a secular viewpoint who was raised in Turkey, is uniquely qualified to evaluate the interplay of modern trends and Islamic values. He devotes separate chapters to prominent examples of what he calls Islam's "pious modernity." For instance, while most Muslim societies embrace the applied sciences and technology, they are cooler toward aspects of science with materialist implications. They are also enthusiastically adopting a market economy and consumerism, while preserving Muslim religious values. Even in such controversial areas as multiculturalism, individual human rights, freedom of speech, and gender roles, the author shows that Muslim societies are drawn toward a flexible conservatism. He critically evaluates attempts to import Western political and cultural notions into Muslim societies and draws interesting parallels between conservative Christian reactions to secular society and similar responses in Islam. This balanced overview of Islam's relationship with the modern world will be of interest to open-minded readers in both the West and the East"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
297.09/051
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.S3
LC item number
E354 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Islam evolving : radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West, Taner Edis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Varieties of Islamic experience -- The sacred sources -- A Muslim modernity -- Divine law -- Women and men -- Islam versus secularism -- Blasphemers and infidels -- A sacred violence -- The future, if it happens, will be confusing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781633881891
Lccn
2016007383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn940455332
  • 2118369
Label
Islam evolving : radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with the secular West, Taner Edis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Varieties of Islamic experience -- The sacred sources -- A Muslim modernity -- Divine law -- Women and men -- Islam versus secularism -- Blasphemers and infidels -- A sacred violence -- The future, if it happens, will be confusing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781633881891
Lccn
2016007383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn940455332
  • 2118369

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