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Tradition and Modernity
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Tradition and Modernity focuses on how Christians and Muslims connect their traditions to modernity, looking especially at understandings of history, changing patterns of authority, and approaches to freedom. The volume includes a selection of relevant texts from 19th- and 20th-century thinkers, from John Henry Newman to Tariq Ramadan, accompanied by illuminating commentaries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Participants
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Part I: Surveys
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. Tradition and History in Islam: Primitivism in Islamic Thought and Scripture
  2. pp. 7-24
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  1. Tradition
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. Religious Authority and the Challenges of Modernity
  2. pp. 31-44
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  1. Between Traditional and New Formsof Authority in Modern Islam
  2. pp. 45-56
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  1. Freedoms of Speech and Religionin the Islamic Context
  2. pp. 57-66
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  1. Christianity, Modernity, and Freedom
  2. pp. 67-78
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  1. Part II: Christian and Muslim Thinkers on Tradition and Modernity
  2. pp. 79-80
  1. John Henry Newman (1801–90)
  2. pp. 81-88
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  1. Newman on Revelation, Hermeneutics,and Conscience
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. Muḥammad ʿAbduh (1849–1905)
  2. pp. 97-104
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  1. Muḥammad ʿAbduh: A Sufi-Inspired Modernist?
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. Sayyid Abū l-Aʿlāʾ Mawdūdī (1903–79)
  2. pp. 115-124
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  1. Mawdūdī and the Challenges of Modernity
  2. pp. 125-132
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  1. Lesslie Newbigin (1909–98)
  2. pp. 133-140
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  1. Newbigin and the Critique of Modernity
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Alasdair MacIntyre (1929– )
  2. pp. 151-156
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  1. MacIntyre on Tradition
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1933– )
  2. pp. 169-176
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  1. Seyyed Hossein Nasr on Tradition and Modernity
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (1938– )
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza: A Christian Feminist Responds to Betrayals of the Tradition
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. Tariq Ramadan (1962– )
  2. pp. 201-208
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  1. Tariq Ramadan’s Tryst with Modernity: Toward a European Muslim Tradition
  2. pp. 209-220
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 221-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-236
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