By Dr Kersten Carool,Dr Olsson Susanne
Like anyplace else, the present-day Islamic international too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are elevating questions on spiritual representations and authority. This has given upward thrust to the emergence of different Islamic discourses which problem binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and alter, nation and civil society. It additionally ends up in a dispersal of authority, a cave in of current hierarchical buildings and gender roles. This publication additional argues that the centre of gravity of lots of those substitute Islamic discourses is moving from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' in the direction of the geographical peripheries of the Muslim global and expatriate Muslims in North the USA and Europe. while, in view of modern seismic shifts within the political constellation of the center East, the tendencies mentioned during this publication carry very important clues for the potential course of destiny advancements in that risky a part of the Muslim world.
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Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority (Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World) by Dr Kersten Carool,Dr Olsson Susanne