ISBN 9788130913186,Islam: To Reform Or To Subvert?

Islam: To Reform Or To Subvert?


Viva Books Pvt Ltd



Viva Books Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788130913186

ISBN-10 8130913186


Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)


No ordinary review could do justice to this extraordinary book.' Mahmoud Ibrahim, California Sate Polytechnic University At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun's is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis - historical, social, psychological and anthropological. One of the foremost thinkers of the Muslim world, Arkoun is in a position to question dogmatic constructs from within, with respect and critical acumen. An understanding of this approach can lead to an emancipatory turn in the intellectual and political spheres of Muslim societies. About Author: Mohammed Arkoun is Emeritus Professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, and Editor of Arabica Journal of Arabic and Islamic studies. He is the acclaimed author of several works on Islamic thought and Qur'anic exegesis, including Islam, Europe and the West and Rethinking Islam Common Questions, Uncommon Answers.