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Description - Pioneers of Islamic Revival by Ali Rahnema

This book examines diverse 19th and 20th century Muslim thinkers who believed that Islam could provide practical solutions to the problems of the modern world. It gives a balanced account of their contribution to revolutionary Islam and to political developments. Their writings and political activity are considered, explaining the roots of movements as diverse as the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical Iranian clergy and the militant Shi'i of Lebanon. The major new introductory chapter puts these still hugely influential thinkers and movements in the context of radically changed circumstances of Islamic countries internally and internationally since 9.11. Exploring the dangers of any Western-Islamic standoff where both Muslim and Christian elements are misusing the religions they ostensibly espouse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776155
ISBN-10: 1842776150
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ali Rahnema

Ali Rahnema, teaches Economics at the American University of Paris. His publications include The Secular Miracle: Religion, Politics and Economic Policy in Iran and Islamic Economic Systems. The Contributors include Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, David Commins, Charles Tripp, and Augustus Norton.

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