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The Resource Religion as critique : Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace, Irfan Ahmad

Religion as critique : Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace, Irfan Ahmad

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Religion as critique : Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace
Title
Religion as critique
Title remainder
Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace
Statement of responsibility
Irfan Ahmad
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam--indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices. Challenging common views of Islam as hostile to critical thinking, Ahmad delineates thriving traditions of critique in Islamic culture, focusing in large part on South Asian traditions. Ahmad contemplates and interrogates Greek and Enlightenment notions of reason and critique, and he notes how they are invoked in relation to "others," including Muslims. Drafting an alternative genealogy of critique in Islam, Ahmad reads religious teachings and texts, drawing on sources in Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and English, and demonstrates how they serve as expressions of critique. Throughout, he depicts Islam as an agent, not an object, of critique."--
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1974-
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Ahmad, Irfan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Faith and reason
  • Critical thinking
  • Criticism
  • Reasoning
Label
Religion as critique : Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace, Irfan Ahmad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975890862
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781469635095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975890862
Label
Religion as critique : Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace, Irfan Ahmad
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
Control code
ocn975890862
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781469635095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975890862

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