St Antony's Series

Islam's Renewal

Reform or Revolt?

Authors: Hopwood, Derek

  • Emphasises how the development of Islam has depended on the activities and personalities of its leaders
  • Considers how leading Muslim thinkers have looked at the problems of reform and the demands of modernism
  • Builds on sixty years of research on Islamic history undertaken by the author
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The book considers some of the solutions proposed by Muslim activists and thinkers in their attempts to renew (tajdid) their ways of life and thought in accord with the demands of the age in which they lived. The two ways of reacting are studied – the movements led by men of action and inspiration, and the thoughts of quietist scholars who laid greater emphasis on calm continuity.  These two streams have often collided and particularly so in the contemporary age of greater violence. Other related problems are also considered: how a non-Muslim should regard the religion of the ‘other’; the ways modernization have been dealt with; and the two root causes of Muslim ‘rage’ today – the invasions of the West and the failure to reach an equitable solution to the problem of Palestine. Building on the author’s sixty-year experience researching the history of Islam, the book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of Islamic studies, religious history and Middle Eastern politics.

About the authors

Derek Hopwood is Emeritus Fellow of the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College, Oxford, UK, where he taught modern Middle East studies for over thirty years. He was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Provence, Pennsylvania, Khartoum and Ain Shams. He was founding secretary of the British Society for Middle East Studies and the Middle Libraries Committee and their European equivalents. He is the author or editor of and contributor to numerous books on Middle East and Islamic studies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islam's Renewal
Book Subtitle
Reform or Revolt?
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75202-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75202-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75201-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 198
Topics