Overcoming Tradition And Modernity: The Search For Islamic Authenticity, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Overcoming Tradition And Modernity

The Search For Islamic Authenticity, 1st Edition

By Robert D. Lee


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?Authenticity? has begun to rival ?development? as a key to understanding the political aspirations of the Islamic world. Almost everywhere modernity has laid waste to tradition, those habits and practices deemed to be timeless and true. Imperialism carried European notions of progress into Muslim-dominated parts of the globe, and subsequently Musl

Table of Contents

The Concept of Authenticity -- Authenticity in European Thought -- Muhammad Iqbal -- Sayyid Qutb -- Ali Shari'ati -- Mohammed Arkoun -- The Elusiveness of Authenticity

About the Author

Robert D. Lee is professor of political science at Colorado College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies