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
Mohammed Arkoun is professor emeritus of Islamic thought at the Sorbonne. Robert D. Lee is professor of political science at Colorado College.