New PDF release: Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

By Susanne Olsson,Carool Kersten

ISBN-10: 1138261750

ISBN-13: 9781138261754

ISBN-10: 140944130X

ISBN-13: 9781409441304

Like wherever else, the present-day Islamic international too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are elevating questions about spiritual 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, kingdom and civil society. It additionally ends up in a dispersal of authority, a cave in of current hierarchical buildings and gender roles. This ebook additional argues that the centre of gravity of a lot of those substitute Islamic discourses is transferring 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 contemporary seismic shifts within the political constellation of the center East, the tendencies mentioned during this booklet carry vital clues for the prospective path of destiny advancements in that risky a part of the Muslim world.

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