Islam and the question of reform : critical voices from Muslim communities

MacQueen, Ben, Baxter, Kylie and Barlow, Rebecca 2008, Islam and the question of reform : critical voices from Muslim communities. Edited by MacQueen, Ben, Baxter, Kylie and Barlow, Rebecca, Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton, Vic..


Title Islam and the question of reform : critical voices from Muslim communities
Author(s) MacQueen, Ben
Baxter, Kylie
Barlow, RebeccaORCID iD for Barlow, Rebecca orcid.org/0000-0002-0647-7841
Editor(s) MacQueen, Ben
Baxter, Kylie
Barlow, RebeccaORCID iD for Barlow, Rebecca orcid.org/0000-0002-0647-7841
Publication date 2008
Series Islamic studies series
Total pages 128
Publisher Melbourne University Publishing
Place of Publication Carlton, Vic.
Keyword(s) Religion
Summary Reform, by definition, is not a complete break with tradition, but a determination by scholars, activists, politicians and critical thinkers to re-claim the tenets of their faith. Muslim communities have historically displayed a tendency to preserve the status quo.By contrast, the individuals and movements in Islam and the Question of Reform are determined—often at great personal risk—to push aside existing political and social elites and the historically accepted interpretations of Islam and its place in society.The perspectives examined in this volume avoid superficial or apologetic examinations of Islam's political and social role. Instead, they meticulously scrutinise the religion's public role, often questioning the validity of dogmas that have acted as tools of empowerment for existing elites for centuries.
ISBN 0522859208
9780522859201
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A7.1 Edited book
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2008, MUP Academic
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