Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook

Paperback | August 15, 2002

EditorCharles Kurzman

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Modernist Islam was a major intellectual current in the Muslim world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Proponents of this movement typically believed that it was not only possible but imperative to show how "modern" values and institutions could be reconciled with authentically Islamicideals. This sourcebook brings together a broad range of writings on modernist Islam from across the Muslim world. It makes available for the first time in English the writings of many of the activists and intellectuals who made up the early modernist Islamic movement. Charles Kurzman and a team ofsection editors, each specializing in a different region of the Islamic world, have assembled, translated, and annotated the work of the most important of these figures. With the publication of this volume, an English-speaking audience will have wider access to the literature of modernist Islam thandid the makers of the movement themselves.

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Modernist Islam was a major intellectual current in the Muslim world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Proponents of this movement typically believed that it was not only possible but imperative to show how "modern" values and institutions could be reconciled with authentically Islamicideals. This sourcebook brings together a broad r...

Charles Kurzman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and editor of Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook (OUP, 1998).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 6.89 × 9.88 × 1.18 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195154681

ISBN - 13:9780195154689

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