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Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World


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Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World promotes new directions in scholarship in the study of Islamic thinking. Muslim scholars of today challenge deeply ingrained dichotomies and binaries. New ideas have stimulated an upcoming generation of progressive Muslim thinkers and scholars of Islam to radically rethink the ways in which immediate and emergent issues affecting the contemporary Islamic world are to be assessed. This series aims to take the field beyond the usual historical-philological and social science-driven approaches, and to insert the study of Islam and the Muslim world into far wider multi-disciplinary inquiries on religion and religiosity in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World: Trends, Themes, and Issues

Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World: Trends, Themes, and Issues

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carool Kersten
July 08, 2019

This book presents an intellectual history of today’s Muslim world, surveying contemporary Muslim thinking in its various manifestations, addressing a variety of themes that impact on the lives of present-day Muslims. Focusing on the period from roughly the late 1960s to the first decade of the...

The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought

The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought

1st Edition

Andrea Mura
March 30, 2017

The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism initiates a dialogue between the discourse of three of the most discussed figures in the history of the Sunni Islamic movement—Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, and Osama bin Laden—and contemporary debates across religion and political theory, providing a crucial...

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

1st Edition

Susanne Olsson, Carool Kersten
November 15, 2016

Like anywhere else, the present-day Islamic world too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are raising questions about religious representations and authority. This has given rise to the emergence of alternative Islamic discourses which challenge...

A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia: The Life and Thought of Husein Đozo

A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia: The Life and Thought of Husein Đozo

1st Edition

Sejad Mekić
July 14, 2016

A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia examines the Islamic modernist thought of Husein Đozo, a prominent Balkan scholar. Born at a time when the external challenges to the Muslim world were many, and its internal problems both complex and overwhelming, Đozo made it his goal to reinterpret the...

A Muslim Response to Evil: Said Nursi on the Theodicy

A Muslim Response to Evil: Said Nursi on the Theodicy

1st Edition

Tubanur Yesilhark Ozkan
November 28, 2015

While Christian approaches to the problem of evil have been much discussed, the issue of theodicy in Islam is relatively neglected. A Muslim Response to Evil explores new insights and viewpoints and discusses possible solutions to theodicy and the problem of evil through the early philosophy and...

The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner

The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner

1st Edition

Bryan S. Turner, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir
August 23, 2013

Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he examines how...

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