Thursday, January 13, 2011

Islam in the Modern World

ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD by Seyyed Hossein NasrWith Islam in the Modern World, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, gives students a guide to an increasingly factious religion with increasing global relevance.

Professor Nasr discusses issues of current political concern to the West: holy wars, women’s roles in Islam, the rise of fundamentalism, and the future of Shi’ism in Iran.

In addition, he explores controversies within Islam, such as the challenge of modern science to religious belief, controversial art and architecture in Islamic cities, the role of the madrassas in education, and urban conditions and challenges in the Islamic world.

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