Against the Grain: Islam in an Inhospitable World

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This article examines some ideas developed by progressive Muslim intellectuals in the late twentieth century. Challenging traditionalist and fundamentalist interpretations of Islam as well as the secularist discourse of Western modernity, these alternative Islamic discourses have often been met with a hostile response or reception in the Muslim World, and have been ignored in the West in the wake of the influential 'Clash of Civilizations' theory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorični Seminar
PublisherSlovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • contemporary Islam, modern Islamic thought


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