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The Resource What is Islam? : the importance of being Islamic, Shahab Ahmed

What is Islam? : the importance of being Islamic, Shahab Ahmed

Label
What is Islam? : the importance of being Islamic
Title
What is Islam?
Title remainder
the importance of being Islamic
Statement of responsibility
Shahab Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A book that is certain to provoke debate and significantly alter our understanding of Islam, [this work] reveals how Muslims have historically conceived of and lived with Islam as norms and truths that are at once contradictory yet coherent"--Front jacket flap
  • "What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we abandon "Islamic" altogether as an analytical term? In What Is Islam?, Shahab Ahmed presents a bold new conceptualization of Islam that challenges dominant understandings grounded in the categories of "religion" and "culture" or those that privilege law and scripture. He argues that these modes of thinking obstruct us from understanding Islam, distorting it, diminishing it, and rendering it incoherent. What Is Islam? formulates a new conceptual language for analyzing Islam. It presents a new paradigm of how Muslims have historically understood divine revelation--one that enables us to understand how and why Muslims through history have embraced values such as exploration, ambiguity, aestheticization, polyvalence, and relativism, as well as practices such as figural art, music, and even wine drinking as Islamic. It also puts forward a new understanding of the historical constitution of Islamic law and its relationship to philosophical ethics and political theory. A book that is certain to provoke debate and significantly alter our understanding of Islam, What Is Islam? reveals how Muslims have historically conceived of and lived with Islam as norms and truths that are at once contradictory yet coherent."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Shahab
Dewey number
306.697
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP161.3
LC item number
.A37225 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Kultur
  • Islam
Label
What is Islam? : the importance of being Islamic, Shahab Ahmed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Islam as Law, islams-not-Islam, Islamic and Islamicate, Religion and Culture, Culture and Civilization ;
  • Chapter 3.
  • Religion and Secular, Sacred and Profane, Theocentric and Anthropocentric, Total Social Fact, Family Resemblance ;
  • Chapter 4.
  • Culture, Meaning, Symbol System, Core and Nucleus, Whatever-Muslims-Say-It-Is, Discursive Tradition, Orthodoxy, Process
  • Part three.
  • Re-Conceptualizations.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Hermeneutical Engagement, Pre-Text, Text, and Con-Text, Meaning-Making for the Self, Spatiality of Revelation, Hierarchy, Exteriority-Interiority, Public and Private, Language and Vocabulary, Ambivalence and Ambiguity, Metaphor and Paradox ;
  • Chapter 6.
  • Part one.
  • Applications and Implications : Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern
  • The Importance of Being Islamic
  • Questions.
  • What is Islam? ;
  • Chapter 1.
  • Six Questions about Islam
  • Part two.
  • Conceptualizations.
  • Chapter 2.
Control code
ocn908084083
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 609 pages
Isbn
9780691164182
Lccn
2015948828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691164182
  • (OCoLC)908084083
Label
What is Islam? : the importance of being Islamic, Shahab Ahmed
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Islam as Law, islams-not-Islam, Islamic and Islamicate, Religion and Culture, Culture and Civilization ;
  • Chapter 3.
  • Religion and Secular, Sacred and Profane, Theocentric and Anthropocentric, Total Social Fact, Family Resemblance ;
  • Chapter 4.
  • Culture, Meaning, Symbol System, Core and Nucleus, Whatever-Muslims-Say-It-Is, Discursive Tradition, Orthodoxy, Process
  • Part three.
  • Re-Conceptualizations.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Hermeneutical Engagement, Pre-Text, Text, and Con-Text, Meaning-Making for the Self, Spatiality of Revelation, Hierarchy, Exteriority-Interiority, Public and Private, Language and Vocabulary, Ambivalence and Ambiguity, Metaphor and Paradox ;
  • Chapter 6.
  • Part one.
  • Applications and Implications : Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern
  • The Importance of Being Islamic
  • Questions.
  • What is Islam? ;
  • Chapter 1.
  • Six Questions about Islam
  • Part two.
  • Conceptualizations.
  • Chapter 2.
Control code
ocn908084083
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 609 pages
Isbn
9780691164182
Lccn
2015948828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691164182
  • (OCoLC)908084083

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