Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam) by William Montgomery Watt

By William Montgomery Watt

Islam is a burning subject in sleek scholarship and modern global affairs. it's a topic poorly understood via Western observers, and during this e-book Professor Montgomery Watt takes an important step in the direction of its demystification.

Montgomery Watt examines the an important questions of conventional world-view and self-image which dominate the contemplating Muslims this present day. This conventional self-image factors them to understand international occasions in a unique point of view from Westerners – a truth no longer constantly liked by way of the overseas ministries of Western powers. Professor Watt provides an excellent and significant research of the conventional Islamic self-image, exhibiting the way it distorts Western modernism and restricts Muslims to a peripheral position in global affairs. In a scholarly and incisive manner, he strains this destructive snapshot to its origins within the medieval interval after which to the stressful publicity of Muslims to the West nowa days. He argues that Muslim tradition is being affected by a perilous introspection, and in his last chapters provides a confident feedback of latest Islam, aimed toward contributing to a more true, extra real looking Islamic self-image for today.

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