Modernist Islam, 1840-1940
By (author) Charles Kurzman
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Modernist Islam, 1840-1940 by Charles Kurzman
Book DescriptionModernist Islam was a major intellectual current in the Muslim world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Proponents of this movement typically believed that it was not only possible but imperative to show how "modern" values and institutions could be reconciled with authentically Islamic ideals. This sourcebook brings together a broad range of writings on modernist Islam from across the Muslim world. It makes available for the first time in English the writings of many of the activists and intellectuals who made up the early modernist Islamic movement. Charles Kurzman and a team of section editors, each specializing in a different region of the Islamic world, have assembled, translated, and annotated the work of the most important of these figures. With the publication of this volume, an English-speaking audience will have wider access to the literature of modernist Islam than did the makers of the movement themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195154689
(253mm x 179mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Charles Kurzman
Charles Kurzman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and editor of Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook (OUP, 1998).
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