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Author Akyol, Mustafa, 1972-

Title Islam without extremes : a Muslim case for liberty / Mustafa Akyol.

Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    297.272 AKY    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 352 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-329) and index.
Contents The beginnings. A light unto tribes ; The enlightenment of the Orient ; The Medieval war of ideas (I) ; The Medieval war of ideas (II) ; The sert beneath the iceberg -- The modern era. The Ottoman era ; Romans, Herodians, and Zealots ; The Turkish march to Islamic liberalism -- Signposts on the liberal road. Freedom from the state ; Freedom to sin ; Freedom from Islam.
Summary From furious reactions to the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad to the suppression of women, news from the Muslim world begs the question: is Islam incompatible with freedom? With an eye sympathetic to Western liberalism and Islamic theology, Mustafa Akyol traces the ideological and historical roots of political Islam.
Subject Islam and state.
Secularism -- Islamic countries.
Liberty -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Liberalism -- Islamic countries.
ISBN 9780393070866 (hardcover) : $25.95
0393070867 (hardcover)

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