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The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought

By treating Islam as a religion as well as a time-honoured tradition of thought, Arkoun’s work aims at overcoming the limitations of descriptive, narrative and chronological modes in history by recommending that the entire development of Islamic thought ? from Quranic to present-day fundamentalist discourses ? be subjected to a critical analysis guided by these […]

  • Mohammed Arkoun
  • 0-86356-918-8
  • Saqi Books
The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought
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The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought
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    By treating Islam as a religion as well as a time-honoured tradition of thought, Arkoun's work aims at overcoming the limitations of descriptive, narrative and chronological modes in history by recommending that the entire development of Islamic thought ? from Quranic to present-day fundamentalist discourses ? be subjected to a critical analysis guided by these categories. The expected outcome of such a strategy is an emancipated political reason working hand in hand with a truly creative imagination for a radical re-construction of mind and society in the contemporary Muslim world.

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    • Mohammed Arkoun
    • 0-86356-918-8
    • Saqi Books
    • 2002
    • London
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