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The Resource One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands, Raymond William Baker

One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands, Raymond William Baker

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One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands
Title
One Islam, many Muslim worlds
Title remainder
spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands
Statement of responsibility
Raymond William Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
By all measures, the late twentieth century was a time of dramatic decline for the Islamic world, the Ummah, particularly its Arab heartland. Sober Muslim voices regularly describe their current state as the worst in the 1,400-year history of Islam. Yet, precisely at this time of unprecedented material vulnerability, Islam has emerged as a civilizational force strong enough to challenge the imposition of Western, particularly American, homogenizing power on Muslim peoples. This is the central paradox of Islam today: at a time of such unprecedented weakness in one sense, how has the Islamic Awakening, a broad and diverse movement of contemporary Islamic renewal, emerged as such a resilient and powerful transnational force and what implications does it have for the West? In One Islam, Many Muslims Worlds Raymond W. Baker addresses this question. Two things are clear, Baker argues: Islam's unexpected strength in recent decades does not originate from official political, economic, or religious institutions, nor can it be explained by focusing exclusively on the often-criminal assertions of violent, marginal groups. While extremists monopolize the international press and the scholarly journals, those who live and work in the Islamic world know that the vast majority of Muslims reject their reckless calls to violence and look elsewhere for guidance. Baker shows that extremists draw their energy and support not from contributions to the reinterpretation and revival of Islamic beliefs and practices, but from the hatreds engendered by misguided Western policies in Islamic lands. His persuasive analysis of the Islamic world identifies centrists as the revitalizing force of Islam, saying that they are responsible for constructing a modern, cohesive Islamic identity that is a force to be reckoned with
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DLC
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1942-
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Baker, Raymond William
Dewey number
297.09/051
Index
index present
LC call number
BP161.3
LC item number
.B344 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion and global politics
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  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • Islamic sociology
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic sociology
  • Muslims
  • Muslimer
  • Islam
  • Islam och politik
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One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands, Raymond William Baker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Islam's strength -- Oases of resistance and reform -- Guidance from the center -- Heralds of renewal -- Medieval pathways and Ibn Battuta -- Contemporary networks and Fahmi Huwaidi -- God's "signs" and democracy in Islam -- The Islamist imaginary -- The epochal story of Islam and the common people -- The "river of life."
Control code
ocn898113440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780199846474
Lccn
2014048242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199846474
  • (OCoLC)898113440
Label
One Islam, many Muslim worlds : spirituality, identity, and resistance across Islamic lands, Raymond William Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Islam's strength -- Oases of resistance and reform -- Guidance from the center -- Heralds of renewal -- Medieval pathways and Ibn Battuta -- Contemporary networks and Fahmi Huwaidi -- God's "signs" and democracy in Islam -- The Islamist imaginary -- The epochal story of Islam and the common people -- The "river of life."
Control code
ocn898113440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780199846474
Lccn
2014048242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199846474
  • (OCoLC)898113440

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