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The Resource Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence

Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence

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Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence
Title
Shattering the myth
Title remainder
Islam beyond violence
Statement of responsibility
Bruce B. Lawrence
Title variation
Islam beyond violence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate from armed confrontations in one small corner of the world. Islam, Bruce Lawrence argues, is a complex, international religious system that cannot be reduced to stereotypes. As Lawrence demonstrates, Islam is a religion shaped as much by its own postulates and ethical demands as by the specific circumstances of Muslim people in the modern world. The last two hundred years have brought many challenges for Muslims, from colonial subjugation through sporadic revivalism to elitist reform movements and, most recently, pervasive struggles with fundamentalism. During each period, Muslims have had to address internal tensions, as well as external threats. Today Muslims in the post-colonial era, only some of whom are Arab and living in the Middle East, are playing ever greater roles in economic changes, both regional and international. As the impact of these changes has become evident in societies around the globe, new leaders have come into public view. The most remarkable emerging presence is that of Muslim women. Lawrence argues that it is the experience of Muslim women in particular that calls for a more nuanced understanding of Islam today
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CLO
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Lawrence, Bruce B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islam
  • Violence
  • Islam and politics
Label
Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Contents
Introduction : Islam across time and cultures -- pt. 1. European colonialism and its sequels. The three phases of modern-day Islam -- Islamic revivalism : anti-colonial revolt -- Islamic reform : secular nationalism -- Islamic fundamentalism : religious nationalism -- pt. 2. Muslim women and Islamic fundamentalism. The double bind revisited -- The Shah Bano case -- Conclusion : Convergent signposts : Jihad and corporate culture
Control code
ocm46711662
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xix, 237 p.
Isbn
9780691004877
Lccn
97038776
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence, Bruce B. Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Contents
Introduction : Islam across time and cultures -- pt. 1. European colonialism and its sequels. The three phases of modern-day Islam -- Islamic revivalism : anti-colonial revolt -- Islamic reform : secular nationalism -- Islamic fundamentalism : religious nationalism -- pt. 2. Muslim women and Islamic fundamentalism. The double bind revisited -- The Shah Bano case -- Conclusion : Convergent signposts : Jihad and corporate culture
Control code
ocm46711662
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xix, 237 p.
Isbn
9780691004877
Lccn
97038776
Other physical details
ill., map

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