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Published: 03 June 2013

192 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823251230

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Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Abdelwahab Meddeb and Translated by Jane Kuntz

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Abdelwahab Meddeb is a leading liberal Muslim intellectual who lives and works in Paris and writes in French. He is a particularly talented literary stylist.
  • This book follows out the attack on certain tendencies in Islam that was the topic of the author's earlier The Malady of Islam. Specifically a tendency to religious violence in what is called "fundamentalist" Islam.
  • It proposes a series of re-readings of the founding text and traditions of Islam that see to neutralize and move beyond religion, in a transfiguration of values achieved through an enhanced familiarity with Islamic material.

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