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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

To be realeased on January 25, 2011, a new book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition (HarperOne, $18.83 from Amazon).

Topics covered are, according to the blurb,
  • holy wars
  • women's roles in Islam
  • the rise of fundamentalism
  • the future of Shi‘ism in Iran
  • the challenge of modern science to religious belief
  • controversial art and architecture in Islamic cities
  • the role of the madrassas in education
  • urban conditions and challenges in the Islamic world

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is not entirely a new book by Nasr. The contents are substantially the same as his TRADITIONAL ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD (London: Kegan Paul International, 1987).