Destiny Disrupted

Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458760219

Category: Civilization, Islamic / History

Page: 748

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Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.

Destiny Disrupted

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond.

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781586486068

Category: History

Page: 416

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We in the west share a common narrative of world history—that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy. But our story largely omits a whole civilization that until quite recently saw itself at the center of world history, and whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny. Entertaining and enlightening, Destiny Disrupted also offers a vital perspective on current conflicts.

Destiny Disrupted

Hunting Demons is One Thing.

Author: Sherry Soule

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615951621

Category:

Page: 332

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Hunting Demons is One Thing...Dating Them is Another.Life sucks for Shiloh Trudell. And being a demon hunter who's in love with a cocky half-demon makes things even suckier. Especially when she discovers that Trent, her sinfully hot boyfriend, is hiding a few dangerous secrets. Like the fact that he's losing his humanity. To complicate matters, witches from the local coven are mysteriously turning up dead, and as Shiloh searches for answers, she confronts her worst nightmare...Trent is being blackmailed into becoming the next leader of the Underworld.But Shiloh is still convinced that she can save him, even after the impossibly gorgeous, fallen angel Raze tells her that a relationship with Trent is forbidden now. Warned to stay away from the only boy she's ever loved, she can't ignore the sizzling attraction that ignites whenever they're around one another. Especially after a swoon-inducing night of stolen passion.As Shiloh's world begins to unravel around her, it soon becomes obvious that her destiny lies in one of two choices: vanquish Trent or join him in the Underworld.

Destiny Disrupted

When a serial killer sets his sights on her new detective boyfriend, Melina has no choice but to help fight for her man...and her life. *Warning* This book is intended for mature readers over the age of 18.

Author: Saperstein

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512102345

Category:

Page: 336

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Homicide Detective Vance Summers has seen his fair share of bloody crime scenes, but nothing could have prepared him for the gore he is about to endure, not even his nine years of experience on the job. A serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles attacking whole families, and Vance is the only one who can catch him. But that's not what the killer seems to think. What becomes a fun game of cat and mouse to the killer, turns Vance's life into a living hell for him, his family, and his friends. Sweet, demure Melina Higgins is minding her business when - BAM! - she literally crashes into the most gorgeous man she has ever seen. Although hesitant to date a man whose dangerous job consumes his life, she is unable to control her attraction to this sexy, sensitive, family man. When a serial killer sets his sights on her new detective boyfriend, Melina has no choice but to help fight for her man...and her life. *Warning* This book is intended for mature readers over the age of 18. It contains graphic sexual content, foul language, gruesome murder details, an emotional rape scene, and some hot m/f and m/m action.

Games without Rules

Games without Rules tells this story from the inside looking out.

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610390954

Category: History

Page: 416

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By the author of Destiny Disrupted: An enlightening, lively, accessible, history of Afghanistan from 1840 to today, from the Afghan point of view, that illuminates how Great Power conflicts have interrupted an ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation. Five times in the last two centuries, some great power has tried to invade, occupy, or otherwise take control of Afghanistan. And as Tamim Ansary shows in this illuminating history, every intervention has come to grief in much the same way and for much the same reason: The intervening power has failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own, a story that continues to unfold between, and despite, the interventions. Games without Rules tells this story from the inside looking out. Drawing on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources, Ansary weaves an epic that moves from a universe of village republics--the old Afghanistan--through a tumultuous drama of tribes, factions, and forces, to the current struggle. Ansary paints a richly textured portrait of a nation that began to form around the same time as the United States but is still struggling to coalesce; a nation driven by its high ambitions but undermined by its own demons, while every forty to sixty years a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. A compelling narrative told in an accessible, conversational style, Games without Rules offers revelatory insight into a country long at the center of international debate, but never fully understood by the outside world.

The Invention of Yesterday

From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The ...

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610397975

Category: History

Page: 448

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From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet) as it is narrative. Many thousands of years ago, when we existed only as countless small autonomous bands of hunter-gatherers widely distributed through the wilderness, we began inventing stories--to organize for survival, to find purpose and meaning, to explain the unfathomable. Ultimately these became the basis for empires, civilizations, and cultures. And when various narratives began to collide and overlap, the encounters produced everything from confusion, chaos, and war to cultural efflorescence, religious awakenings, and intellectual breakthroughs. Through vivid stories studded with insights, Tamim Ansary illuminates the world-historical consequences of the unique human capacity to invent and communicate abstract ideas. In doing so, he also explains our ever-more-intertwined present: the narratives now shaping us, the reasons we still battle one another, and the future we may yet create.

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. 1st edn. New
York: PublicAffairs, 2009. Antunes, Ricardo. 'Introduction: The Substance of the
Crisis'. In The Structural Crisis of Capital, edited by Istvan Meszaros, 13–22.

Author: Sunera Thobani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350148113

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

Destiny Revealed

Destiny Revealed is the conclusion to Destiny Disrupted. Although it can be read as a standalone, you will have a better understanding of the characters if you start with Destiny Disrupted. And, yes, this book has a HEA.

Author: Saperstein

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518696831

Category:

Page: 348

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Vance Summers is still reeling from waking up from a gunshot wound and losing what he thought was his reality, as well as the love of his life. After months of healing and mourning, he is ready to move on with his life and get back to work as a Los Angeles police officer. Even though he's surrounded by friends and family, he can't get past his subconscious thoughts, and what he truly believes is his destiny. Melina Higgins is used to living in the spotlight. But trying to privately navigate a bad break up and abusive relationship is nearly impossible. Add a stalker who is getting progressively more daring into the mix, and her life is slowly turning into a nightmare. So when Officer Vance Summers walks into her life, he seems like a dream come true. Their connection is immediate and undeniable. It's almost as if she's known him forever. Vance and Melina's destiny has been disrupted once before. Could this be a second chance for their true destiny to be revealed? *Warning* This book is intended for mature readers over the age of 18. Destiny Revealed is the conclusion to Destiny Disrupted. Although it can be read as a standalone, you will have a better understanding of the characters if you start with Destiny Disrupted. And, yes, this book has a HEA.

Road Trips

The stories unfold against the familiar background of communes and collectives, Woodstock and Watergate, sex, dope, acid, rock'n'roll, and the end of civilization as we know it, but at heart this is not a history of those all too-well ...

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578185262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Road Trips, a memoir by Tamim Ansary, recounts stories from his years as part of the American ?60s and ?70s counterculture, after he arrived from Afghanistan where he was born and raised. The book revolves around three arduous journeys he launched from his home base in Portland, Oregon, between 1969, when he hitchhiked across North America with five dollars in his pocket, and 1975, when he and a girlfriend went on a four-month road trip that ended up in the Yucatan jungle near the ruins of Tulum. These odysseys are bracketed by a prologue, in which ten-year-old Ansary accompanies his father on a journey to find a legendary alabaster mountain in southwestern Afghanistan; and an epilogue, in which Ansary stumbles on a sheaf of long-lost letters from his counterculture years. The stories unfold against the familiar background of communes and collectives, Woodstock and Watergate, sex, dope, acid, rock'n'roll, and the end of civilization as we know it, but at heart this is not a history of those all too-well-chronicled times; it's a mythic private story of which we all have some idiosyncratic version of our own: the passage from wonderstruck childhood to contemplative old age.

The Rilke Alphabet

... is both an all-encompassing structure, destiny, life as lived, and a disruption, the intrusion of the unforeseen, an interruption of the predetermined ...

Author: Ulrich Baer

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823256324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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The enduring power of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry rests with his claim that all we need for a better life on earth is already given to us, in the here and now. In twenty-six engaging and accessible essays, Ulrich Baer’s The Rilke Alphabet examines this promise by one of the greatest poets in any tradition that even the smallest overlooked word may unlock life’s mysteries to us. Fueled by an unebbing passion and indeed love for Rilke’s poetry, Baer examines twenty-six words that are not only unexpected but also problematic, controversial, and even scandalous in Rilke’s work. In twenty-six mesmerizing essays that eschew jargon and teutonic learnedness for the pleasures and risks of unflinchingly engaging with a great artist’s genius, Baer sheds new light on Rilke’s politics, his creative process, and his deepest and enduring thoughts about life, art, politics, sexuality, love, and death. The Rilke Alphabet shows how Rilke’s work provides an uncannily apt guide to life even in our vexingly postmodern condition. Whether it is a love letter to frogs, a problematic brief infatuation with Mussolini, a sustained reflection on the Buddha, the evasion of the influence of powerful precursors, or the unambiguous assertion that freedom must be lived in order to be known, Rilke’s writings pull us deeply into life. Baer’s decades-long engagement with Rilke as a scholar, translator, and editor of Rilke’s writings allows him to reveal unique aspects of Rilke’s work. The Rilke Alphabet will surprise and delight Rilke fans, intrigue newcomers to his work, and deepen every reader’s sense of the power of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusions of our world.

Ankhara Codes

Ankhara Codes is a coming of age initiation into magic for those ready to express their true essence in the world. This creatively inspiring novel shares the adventures of Megan, a magical royal who grew up thinking she was human.

Author: Ellie A Deighton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780645016000

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Ankhara Codes is a coming of age initiation into magic for those ready to express their true essence in the world. This creatively inspiring novel shares the adventures of Megan, a magical royal who grew up thinking she was human. When Megan's known world collapses, she is spun into the her very own journey to essence, where she must choose between that which is seemingly easy and that which is the calling of her heart - the fulfilment of a two thousand year old prophecy. The Hearth's People's long-thought-dead Princess Ankhara is returned to her people only to find her destiny disrupted by the illusions of her brother and the search for a lost dragon on earth. Will she follow the call to awaken magic or will darkness tempt her? Follow her tale and training as she falls in forbidden love, communicates with the dead and ventures on an unexpected journey she will never forget. Awaken your own magic and claim your desires as you turn each page of this masterpiece that will guide you home to your heart. Magic is real. Are you ready to remember?

Paranormal Experiences Volume One

The publisher acknowledges the authors of the individual works as follows: THE NEST by Amy O'Connor STRANGE SEQUENCE by Jane Toombs VEILED REVELATIONS by Adrianna Dane THE VISIT by Carole Bellacera EMBRACING MY INSTINCTS by Inga Mahn ...

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: New Age Dimensions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781596110588

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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The publisher acknowledges the authors of the individual works as follows: THE NEST by Amy O'Connor STRANGE SEQUENCE by Jane Toombs VEILED REVELATIONS by Adrianna Dane THE VISIT by Carole Bellacera EMBRACING MY INSTINCTS by Inga Mahn DESTINY DISRUPTED by Billie Jo Case HIGH PLANES DRIFTER by Rob Riser A GIFT OF LIGHT by Margaret West CALL ME ANGEL by Mimi Riser THE SILVER HAIRED LADY by Melissa Alvarez RECOGNITION OF SPIRIT by Melissa Alvarez A CHILD REMEMBERS by Melissa Alvarez AND THE SUN WITH THE MOON SHALL SHINE by Melissa Alvarez Paranormal. The word brings up images of ghosts, spirits, Bigfoot, UFOs, out-of-body and near-death experiences, hauntings, psychics, parallel universes, astral projection, and other phenomena that are beyond our normal experience. Most of us are intrigued by the possibilities of the unknown part of our world, what happens to us after death, and if we've lived before. And a lot of us are also very skeptical of anything that we can't see, feel, explain or prove. Within these pages you will be introduced to events that will touch your heart, make you smile and even shed tears. The authors tell us of spirits who helped them when they were sick, protected them from danger and sure death, and came back from the other side to offer the reassurance and closure when it was needed the most and how a psychic's prediction protected one author from harm. You will also learn from one author's first hand experience how lessons learned in a past life can assist you in this life. All of the events included in Paranormal Experiences Volume I are told just as they happened to the authors, in the hopes that their experience opens your eyes to what is behind the veil. As theworld grows more chaotic with unrest, we all are seeking to understand otherworldly events in order to find peace within the confusion. By opening ourselves to possibilities that may have seemed impossible before, we are finding our true selves, our true beings, and we are walking the path toward spiritual enlightenment.

Disrupted Destiny

Unable to achieve her goals by legitimate means, Sayen teams up with a streetwise Mapuche petty criminal, Aylen Cayancura, in the hope of finding the wealth she desperately yearns for, through crime.Initially the two women prey on ...

Author: Helen Hillyndale

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781090710581

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Although the Mapuche (indigenous Chilean citizens) had always been discriminated against, the Pinochet military junta heightened this ideology by confiscating their land, severely curtailing their movements within the country and denying them many of their basic human rights.In 1976, a nineteen-year-old Mapuche farm laborer, Sayen Millaman, leaves the vineyard in South Central Chile where she'd spent her entire life, and travels to Santiago to seek her fortune. Unable to achieve her goals by legitimate means, Sayen teams up with a streetwise Mapuche petty criminal, Aylen Cayancura, in the hope of finding the wealth she desperately yearns for, through crime.Initially the two women prey on defenseless old men, pick-pocketing and tricking them, but as their greed grows they turn to armed robbery, resulting in the robbing of an elderly Indian tailor with tragic consequences.Running parallel to Sayen's story is the story of the privileged life of Roberto Salazar, heir to his late father's steel construction business.The two stories merge when Sayen and Aylen attempt to rob Roberto after he leaves the bank with the firm's wages.What follows is an intriguing sequence of incidents and coincidence that bring out the realities of the harsh and uncaring world that Sayen finds herself in.

To Explain It All

The bibliography of Destiny Disrupted contains no actual works about world history, not even the popular onevolume work by J. M. Roberts that would seem to ...

Author: Chris Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: 1475855923

Category:

Page: 170

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World history is not a subject; it is all the subjects. Because of this, world history as a discipline has never fit well with the traditional definition of historical research. H.G. Wells wrote the first true book of world history in 1920 and only a few authors have made the attempt to "explain it all" since Wells. In that time, world history has become the chosen subject of polymaths and possesses the most potential to unite all of the fields of knowledge. The subject of world history has developed several approaches, with "Big History" being the most modern, and flawed, of its variants.

Islam A Worldwide Encyclopedia 4 volumes

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. New York: PublicAffairs, 2010. Timani, Hussam S. Modern Intellectual Readings of the ...

Author: Cenap Çakmak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692179

Category: Religion

Page: 1813

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This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity. • Comprises concise, jargon-free entries written by experts in their fields, providing readers with accurate viewpoints that cut through the bias and controversies regarding most Islamic concepts • Supplies an authoritative introduction of Islam to Western readers that addresses the subject from historical, geographical, conceptual, and personal perspectives • Provides students with a current bibliography • Features color inserts with 16 pages of compelling images from Islam around the world in each volume

Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Organizational Paradox

Destiny disrupted: A history of the world through Islamic eyes. New York: Public Affairs. Ashforth, B. E. (1991). The whys and wherefores of organizational ...

Author: Rebecca Bednarek

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1801171831

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Organizational Paradox is an innovative two-part volume that enriches our understanding about paradox; both deepening the theory and offering greater insight to address grand challenges we face in the world today. Part A: Learning from Belief and Science explores the realms of beliefs and physicality.

Stakeholder Capitalism

In his book Destiny Disrupted, Afghan- American 37“ibidem”. 38“ibidem”. writer Tamim Ansary pointed out that the American-imposed democracy in Concept 195.

Author: Klaus Schwab

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119756154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Reimagining our global economy so it becomes more sustainable and prosperous for all Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. The debate over the causes of the broken economy—laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason—is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Schwab—the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum—looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope, including: Individual agency: how countries and policies can make a difference against large external forces A clearly defined social contract: agreement on shared values and goals allows government, business, and individuals to produce the most optimal outcomes Planning for future generations: short-sighted presentism harms our shared future, and that of those yet to be born Better measures of economic success: move beyond a myopic focus on GDP to more complete, human-scaled measures of societal flourishing By accurately describing our real situation, Stakeholder Capitalism is able to pinpoint achievable ways to deal with our problems. Chapter by chapter, Professor Schwab shows us that there are ways for everyone at all levels of society to reshape the broken pieces of the global economy and—country by country, company by company, and citizen by citizen—glue them back together in a way that benefits us all.

Judaism Christianity and Islam

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. New York: Public Affairs, 2009. Arendt, Hannah. Eichman in Jerusalm: A Report on the ...

Author: Sander L. Gilman

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208276

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these “Abrahamic” religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume examines Abrahamic cultures as minority groups in societies which may be majority Muslim, Christian, or Jewish, or self-consciously secular. The focus is on the relationships between these religious identities in global Diaspora, where all of them are confronted with claims about national and individual difference. The case studies range from colonial Hong Kong and Victorian London to today’s San Francisco and rural India. Each study shows how complex such relationships can be and how important it is to situate them in the cultural, ethnic, and historical context of their world. The chapters explore ritual practice, conversion, colonization, immigration, and cultural representations of the differences between the Abrahamic religions. An important theme is how the complex patterns of interaction among these religions embrace collaboration as well as conflict—even in the modern Middle East. This work by authors from several academic disciplines on a topic of crucial importance will be of interest to scholars of history, theology, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as to the general reader interested in how minority groups have interacted and coexisted. “This is a groundbreaking collection of original, learned, and cutting-edge essays on various aspects of the three major monotheistic religions in modern times. The subjects of the essays range across the globe, from Hong Kong and South Asia to Victorian Britain and Weimar Germany, and teach us to see each tradition, and all three traditions together, in new and original ways. A distinctive contribution.” —Steven T. Katz, Boston University “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is remarkable for bringing together accessible scholarly essays, each with keen insight, exploring the diverse ‘Abrahamic’ cultures and their complex interactions. As the human landscape of Europe continues to evolve, this superb series of engagements with the past and present is an indispensable guide.” —Michael Berkowitz, University College London “Gilman remains an unparalleled expert at identifying cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research. The essays in this superb volume provide urgently needed comparative and theoretical examinations of the constructed natures of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and the complex and challenging relationships they engender.” —Lisa Silverman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Modernity in Islamic Tradition

Destiny Disrupted. A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. New York: Public Affairs. Appleby, Scott R. 2011. “Rethinking Fundamentalism in a Secular ...

Author: Florian Zemmin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110545845

Category: Religion

Page: 532

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What does it mean to be modern? This study regards the concept of ‘society’ as foundational to modern self-understanding. Identifying Arabic conceptualizations of society in the journal al-Manar, the mouthpiece of Islamic reformism, the author shows how modernity was articulated from within an Islamic discursive tradition. The fact that the classical term umma was a principal term used to conceptualize modern society suggests the convergence of discursive traditions in modernity, rather than a mere diffusion of European concepts.

Multicultural America

West of New York and Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Ansary), 32 What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng ...

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313357862

Category: Social Science

Page: 2334

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Profiles fifty of the most numerous immigrant groups in the United States, providing information on the history of their immigration to the U.S., how well they have adapted to life in America, and their impact on American society.