Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism
Dynamics in the West and in the Middle East
Edited by Erkan Toguslu and Johan Leman
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‘Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism’ presents a series of scholarly papers in relation to Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East. The reader will apprehend that Islam is not the monolithic religion so often depicted in the media or (earlier) in the academic world. The Islamic world is more than a uniform civilization with a set of petrified religious prescriptions and an outdated view on political and social organization. The contributions show the dynamics of ‘Islam at work’ in different geographical and social contexts. By treating the working of Islamic thinking and of Islamic activism on a practical level, ‘Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism’ includes innovative research and fills a significant gap in existing work.
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This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Erkan Toğuşlu (KU Leuven), Thierry Limpens (KU Leuven), Eric Geoffroy (University of Strasbourg), Jonathan Benthall ( UCL, London) Thomas Michel (Georgetown University), Egbert Harmsen ( Leiden University), İhsan Yılmaz (Fatih University), Emilio Platti (KU Leuven), Roel Meijer (Radboud University)
Part I: Modern Islamic Thinking
Part II: Secularism, Islam and Public Sphere: Turkey and Egypt
Part III: Contemporary Islamic Social Activism
About the authors
Format: Edited volume - free ebook - PDF
Publication: May 22, 2014
Series: Current Issues in Islam 2
Johan Leman is professor emeritus of Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven and President of FOYER, a regional minorities centre in Brussels.