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Reformation of Islamic Thought free pdf Ever since the dramatic events of September 11, 2001 the fundamentalist and exclusivist trend prevails in most presentations of Islamic thinking. Indeed, these events have given extremists and fundamentalists a much more prominent position than they might ever have dreamt of. In Reformation of Islamic Thought, the prominent Egyptian scholar Nasr Abu Zayd examines the positive, liberal, and inclusive reaction embedded in the writings of Muslim thinkers. He takes the reader on a critical journey across the Muslim World, where Muslim thinkers from Egypt and Iran to Indonesia seek to divest Islam of traditionalistic and legalistic interpretation. Instead, these thinkers stress the value of a cultural, enlightened Islam, and an individualistic faith. For many, the dogmatic Islam established by the conservatives and supported by totalitarian political regimes is outdated- they want it replaced by a spiritual and ethical Islam. To what extent are these reformist thinkers engaged in a genuine renewal of Islamic thought? Do they succeed in escaping the traditionalist trap of presenting a purely negative image of the West? This title is part of the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

About Nasr Abu Zayd

Nasr Abu Zayd holds the Ibn Rushd Chair at the University of Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is also Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Leiden. He is former Professor of Arabic literature at Cairo University. In 1995 a Cairo appeals court ordered Abu Zayd to divorce his wife on the grounds of his alleged apostasy. Since then, he has been living with his wife in The Netherlands. His recent publications include: Rethinking the Qur'an: Towards a Humanistic Hermeneutics, Utrecht, Humanistics University Press, 2004- Thus spoke Ibn Arabi (in Arabic), The Egyptian National Book Organization, Cairo 2003- "The Dilemma of the Literary Approach to the Quran", ALIF, Issue 22, the American University, Cairo 2003.

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Author : Nasr Abu Zayd
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Data Published : 01 January 1999
ISBN : 905356828X
EAN : 9789053568286
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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