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Overcoming Tradition And Modernity: The Search For Islamic Authenticity - 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 Muslims themselves espoused Western practices, techniques, and philosophies. Regimes calling themselves liberal, socialist, and Arab nationalist all embraced modernity as their principal objective.Most of these regimes failed to create the promised better lives their citizens desired. Moreover, ordinary Muslims felt despair as modernity ripped apart families, exposed youngsters to the materialism and hedonism of Western entertainments, heightened social expectations, and undermined religious belief. Even though tradition has proved itself incapable of staving off modernity, the promises and premises of modern development literature have been called into question.Where is the truth to which Muslims can rally? Does modernity require a rejection of tradition? Does the embrace of Islamic ideas necessitate turning away from modernity? Robert D. Lee explores these compelling questions by presenting four contemporary Muslim writers—Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, ‘Ali Shari‘ati, and Mohammed Arkoun—all of whom have refused to bow to such a dichotomy of modernity and tradition. This study examines their efforts, deeply influenced by European thinking, to find a truth beyond tradition and modernity—an “authentic” understanding of Islam upon which Muslims can build a future.All four thinkers believe such an authentic understanding can serve as the foundation for a new politics. Lee argues, however, that each of theseversions of authenticity suffers shortcomings and falters in its efforts to move from the particularity of culture onto a grander scale of political organization appropriate for the modern world. Robert D. Lee, Books, History, Overcoming Tradition And Modernity: The Search For Islamic Authenticity Books>History, Westview Press

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Overcoming Tradition and Modernity: Paperback: Westview Press Inc: 9780813327983: 09 May 1997: This text examines the efforts of four Muslim writers and thinkers of the 20th century - Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, Ali Shariati, and Mohammed Arkounto - to overcome the apparent dichotomy of tradition and modernity in fashioning a new political and cultural truth. 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. Where is the truth to which Muslims can rally? Does modernity require a rejection of tradition? Does the embrace of Islamic ideas necessitate turning away from modernity? Robert D. Lee explores these compelling questions by presenting four contemporary Muslim writers - Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, 'Ali Shar'ati, and Mohammed Arkoun - all of whom have refused to bow to such a dichotomy of modernity and tradition. This study examines their efforts, deeply influenced by European thinking, to find a truth beyond tradition and modernity - an "authentic" understanding of Islam upon which Muslims can build a future. All four thinkers believe such an authentic understanding can serve as the foundation for a new politics. Lee argues, however, that each of these versions of authenticity suffers shortcomings and falters in its efforts to move from the particularity of culture onto a grander scale of political organization appropriate for the modern world. Political Science & Theory, , , , Overcoming Tradition and Modernity, Robert Deemer Lee, 9780813327983, The Perseus Books Group, , , , ,, [PU: Westview Press]

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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 Muslims themselves espoused Western practices, techniques, and philosophies. Regimes calling themselves liberal, socialist, and Arab nationalist all embraced modernity as their principal objective.Most of these regimes failed to create the promised better lives their citizens desired. Moreover, ordinary Muslims felt despair as modernity ripped apart families, exposed youngsters to the materialism and hedonism of Western entertainments, heightened social expectations, and undermined religious belief. Even though tradition has proved itself incapable of staving off modernity, the promises and premises of modern development literature have been called into question.Where is the truth to which Muslims can rally? Does modernity require a rejection of tradition? Does the embrace of Islamic ideas necessitate turning away from modernity? Robert D. Lee explores these compelling questions by presenting four contemporary Muslim writers?Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, ?Ali Shari?ati, and Mohammed Arkoun?all of whom have refused to bow to such a dichotomy of modernity and tradition. This study examines their efforts, deeply influenced by European 20th century,anthropology,history,humanities,islam,middle east,modern (16th-21st centuries),political science,politics and government,politics and social sciences Islam, Westview Press

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[EAN: 9780813327983], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [SC: 9.95], [PU: Westview Press, Boulder / Colorado], ISLAM MUHAMMAD IQBAL SAYYID QUTB ALI SHARI'ATI MOHAMMED ARKOUN FANON ANTONIO GRAMSCI HEIDEGGER IRAN KHOMEINI KIERKEGAARD NIETZSCHE ROUSSEAU SHI'ISME SUNNISM ULEMA, Political Science|Government|National, Religion|Islam|General, Social Science|Anthropology|General, Contents: I). The concept of authenticity. II). Authenticy in European thought. III). Muhammad Iqbal. IV). Sayyid Qutb. V). 'Ali Shari'ati. VI). Mohammed Arkoun. VII). The elusiveness of authenticity. With selected bibliography and index. VIII + 216 pag. Size: 23cmx15cm

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Overcoming Tradition and Modernity: The Search for Islamic Authenticity
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Lee, Robert D.

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Overcoming Tradition and Modernity: The Search for Islamic Authenticity

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9780813327983

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780813327983
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0813327989
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Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: WESTVIEW PR
224 Pages
Weight: 0,272 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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