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Islam and the Trajectory of Globalization : Rational Idealism and the Structure of World History

Islam and the Trajectory of Globalization : Rational Idealism and the Structure of World History

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Abstract: The book examines the growing tension between social movements that embrace egalitarian and inclusivist views of national and global politics, most notably classical liberalism, and those that advance social hierarchy and national exclusivism, such as ...

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Muslim Renaissance

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 20, Iss 1 (2003)

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Abstract: The last three decades have brought profound changes to how we look at the funadmental notions that define the modern world, such as culture, ideology, religion, reform, and progress. A drastic shift from a bipolar world defined by the rivalry betweeen...

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Overcoming the Polemics of Intolerance

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Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 19, Iss 3 (2002)

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Abstract: The September 11 attacks on the United States have had many dire conse­quences. In addition to destroying innocent lives and devastating the lively dreams of the individuals and families caught in the web of death and destruction, the attacks have rein...

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The Intellectual Challenge Facing Contemporary Islamic Scholarship

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Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 19, Iss 2 (2002)

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Abstract: Language, perhaps the most mysterious element of human existence, enables us to acquire some insight into the human spirit. When used as an instrument for expressing ideas and sharing feelings, it helps externalize individual consciousness and makes it...

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Overcoming the Cultural Divide

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Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 19, Iss 1 (2002)

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Abstract: The September 11 attacks on America invoked, among other things, a debate over the quality ofreligious education in Muslim societies. The calls for educational reform oflslamic religious schools have been most recently echoed by well-positioned individ...

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Islam, World Peace, and the Discourse of Revenge

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 18, Iss 4 (2001)

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Abstract: Every time anger and frustration take over the human spirit, reason and rational thinking fade into the background. High emotions cloud minds, subvert justice, and undermine peace. In the absence of reason, new terminology takes hold. The discourse on ...

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Religion and Public Life

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 18, Iss 2 (2001)

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Abstract: Recent developments in the political discourse on the relevance of religion to public life have reinforced the general impression, shared by scholars the world over, that religion is making a comeback to the public sphere. One example of this renewed i...

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Reason, Authority and the Text

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 17, Iss 3 (2000)

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Abstract: Modem thought rose out of a fierce and protracted struggle in Europe between the pre-modem religious tradition, which located ultimate truth in divine text, and a philosophical tradition which placed truth in human experience and insisted that truth co...

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The Critical Path

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Source(s): American Journal of Islam and Society, Vol 17, Iss 2 (2000)

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Abstract: Contemporary Islamic scholarship emerged in the mid-nineteenth century in response to the overall stagnation of Muslim society and culture. Muslim reformers advanced a simple but powerful thesis: overcoming the weaknesses and deficiencies of contempora...

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