Susanne Olsson,Carool Kersten's Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority PDF

By Susanne Olsson,Carool Kersten

Like at any place else, the present-day Islamic global too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are elevating questions on non secular representations and authority. This has given upward push to the emergence of other Islamic discourses which problem binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and alter, nation and civil society. It additionally results in a dispersal of authority, a cave in of present hierarchical buildings and gender roles. This e-book extra argues that the centre of gravity of a lot of those substitute Islamic discourses is moving from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' in the direction of the geographical peripheries of the Muslim international and expatriate Muslims in North the US and Europe. whilst, in view of modern seismic shifts within the political constellation of the center East, the developments mentioned during this ebook carry very important clues for the potential course of destiny advancements in that risky a part of the Muslim world.

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