The challenge of pluralism : paradigms from Muslim contexts

The challenge of pluralism : paradigms from Muslim contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary, Editor
Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, Editor

  1. Pluralism in Muslim Societies - Aziz Al-Azmeh
  2. The Public & the Private in Middle Eastern History and Society - Sami Zubaida
  3. Civil Society & Conflict Management: Bangladesh's Experiences - Amena Mohsin
  4. Pluralism & Liberalism in Contemporary Islamic Thought - Ridwan Al-Sayyid
  5. Democracy, Pluralism & Political Islam - Adel Daher
  6. Islam, Conflict & Democracy - Akeel Bilgrami
  7. The Diversity of Cultures in The Crucible Of Globalisation - Nur Yalman

Description

Current popular and academic discussions tend to make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with notions of pluralism. Some noted liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is inherently antithetical to Islam. This volume intends to address these assumptions by bringing clarity to some of its key suppositions and conjectures. It seeks to go beyond the parameters of political correctness by engaging in a dialogue that refutes these postulations in a direct, frontal debate. In this volume, as well as in the forthcoming volume, The Possibility of Pluralism, eminent scholars from around the world explore notions of pluralism, discussing the broad spectrum of its relevance and application to modern day societies, from secularism and multiculturalism to democracy, globalisation and the pivotal role of civil society.