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The Resource Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty, Mustafa Akyol

Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty, Mustafa Akyol

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Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty
Title
Islam without extremes
Title remainder
a Muslim case for liberty
Statement of responsibility
Mustafa Akyol
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition. From furious reactions to the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad to the suppression of women, news from the Muslim world begs the question: is Islam incompatible with freedom? With an eye sympathetic to Western liberalism and Islamic theology, Mustafa Akyol traces the ideological and historical roots of political Islam. The years following Muhammad's passing in 632 AD saw an intellectual "war of ideas" rage between rationalist, flexible schools of Islam and the more dogmatic, rigid ones. The traditionalist school won out, fostering perceptions of Islam as antithetical to modernity. However, through his careful reexamination of the currents of Muslim thought, Akyol discovers a flourishing of liberalism in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and the unique "Islamo-liberal synthesis" of present-day Turkey. Only by accepting a secular state, he powerfully asserts, can Islamic societies thrive. Persuasive and inspiring, Islam without Extremes offers a desperately needed intellectual basis for the reconcilability of Islam and religious, political, economic, and social freedoms.--
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FIE
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1972-
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Akyol, Mustafa
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islam and state
  • Secularism
  • Liberty
  • Liberalism
Label
Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty, Mustafa Akyol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. The beginnings -- A light unto tribes -- The enlightenment of the Orient -- The medieval war of ideas (I) -- The medieval war of ideas (II) -- The desert beneath the iceberg -- II. The modern era -- The Ottoman revival -- Romans, Herodians, and Zealots -- The Turkish march to Islamic liberalism -- III. Signposts on the liberal road -- Freedom from the state -- Freedom to sin -- Freedom from Islam
Control code
FIEb17617297
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393070866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 16729976
  • (OCoLC)668194825
Label
Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty, Mustafa Akyol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. The beginnings -- A light unto tribes -- The enlightenment of the Orient -- The medieval war of ideas (I) -- The medieval war of ideas (II) -- The desert beneath the iceberg -- II. The modern era -- The Ottoman revival -- Romans, Herodians, and Zealots -- The Turkish march to Islamic liberalism -- III. Signposts on the liberal road -- Freedom from the state -- Freedom to sin -- Freedom from Islam
Control code
FIEb17617297
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780393070866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 16729976
  • (OCoLC)668194825

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