Rethinking Islam: Common Questions, Uncommon Answers, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Rethinking Islam

Common Questions, Uncommon Answers, 1st Edition

By Mohammed Arkoun, Robert D. Lee


160 pages

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A Berber from the mountainous region of Algeria, Mohammed Arkoun is an internationally renowned scholar of Islamic thought. In this book, he advocates a conception of Islam as a stream of experience encompassing majorities and minorities, Sunni and Shi'a, popular mystics and erudite scholars, ancient heroes and modern critics. A product of Islamic

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Imagining Islam -- Islam and Muslims -- Church and State -- Secularism -- Nationalism -- Revelation -- The Qur’an -- Exegesis -- Muhammad -- Hadith -- Tradition -- The Ideal Community -- Women -- Dogmas -- Sacerdotal Power -- Authority -- Judaism, Christianity, and Paganism -- The Greek Heritage -- Islam, Sciences, and Philosophy -- Sufism -- The Person -- Human Rights -- Ethics and Politics -- Mediterranean Culture

About the Authors

Mohammed Arkoun is professor emeritus of Islamic thought at the Sorbonne. 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