Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

288 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748632763

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Contemporary Issues in Islam

Asma Afsaruddin

Published by Edinburgh University Press

The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys

  • Identifies seven key "controversial" issues that frequently emerge concerning Islam in public discussions, academic and non-academic
  • Historically contextualized discussion of these key issues and concepts in the context of modernity and relations with the West
  • Challenges the "clash of civilizations" thesis by identifying shared, universal values that are retrievable from a deeper, historicised investigation of the Islamic past and its connection with the present
  • Interrogates the premise that secularisation must precede a successful transition to modernity and that Western-style modernity is the only paradigm available

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