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Author Ab Zayd, Nar mid.

Title Reformation of Islamic thought : a critical historical analysis / Nasr Abu Zayd ; with the assistance of Katajun Amirpur and Mohamad Nur Kholis Setiawan.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (112 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series WRR verkenningen ; 10
WRR verkenningen ; 10.
Note "WRR Scientific Council for Government Policy."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109).
Contents 1 Introduction --- 2 The Pre-Colonial Period --- 3 The Nineteenth Century --- 4 The Twentieth Century --- 5 Selected Thinkers on Islam, Sharia, Democracy and Human Rights.
Summary Ever since the dramatic events of September 11, 2001 the fundamentalist and exclusivist trend prevails in most presentations of Islamic thinking. Indeed, these events have given extremists and fundamentalists a much more prominent position than they might ever have dreamt of. In Reformation of Islamic Thought, the prominent Egyptian scholar Nasr Abu Zayd examines the positive, liberal, and inclusive reaction embedded in the writings of Muslim thinkers. He takes the reader on a critical journey across the Muslim World, where Muslim thinkers from Egypt and Iran to Indonesia seek to divest Islam of traditionalistic and legalistic interpretation. Instead, these thinkers stress the value of a cultural, enlightened Islam, and an individualistic faith. For many, the dogmatic Islam established by the conservatives and supported by totalitarian political regimes is outdated; they want it replaced by a spiritual and ethical Islam. To what extent are these reformist thinkers engaged in a genuine renewal of Islamic thought? Do they succeed in escaping the traditionalist trap of presenting a purely negative image of the West? -- Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Islam.
Democracy -- Religious aspects.
Human rights -- Religious aspects.
Droits de l'homme (Droit international) -- Aspect religieux.
Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Sociology and anthropology.
RELIGION -- Islam -- Theology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
Democracy -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00890095
Human rights -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00963311
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Indexed Term Political science
Public administration
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Amirpur, Katajun, 1971-
Setiawan, Muhammad Nashir, 1967-
Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Netherlands)
Other Form: Print version: Ab Zayd, Nar mid. Reformation of Islamic thought. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2006 905356828X 9789053568286 (OCoLC)71803321
ISBN 9781429454513 (electronic bk.)
1429454512 (electronic bk.)
9789048503971 (electronic bk.)
9048503973 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050981161
AU@ 000051339439
AU@ 000053248756
DEBBG BV043160264
DEBBG BV044133633
DEBSZ 422237736
DEBSZ 430711972
GBVCP 1003576281
NLAUP oai:aup:216578 oapen DGCNT
NZ1 12436366

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