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- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
- Format: Paperback | 296 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 408g
- Publication date: 15 August 1979
- Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
- ISBN 10: 0226702812
- ISBN 13: 9780226702810
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Ill.
- Sales rank: 249,407
In the new Epilogue, Rahman discusses the rising economic power of the Muslim world and the resulting implicatoins for islamic intellectual, education, and political life.
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Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include" Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition" and "Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy," both published by the University of Chicago Press.
A new foreword, by John E. Woods, offers a reappraisal of Rahman's life and thought after the events of fall 2001. This incisive, surprisingly comprehensive volume is both a history and an analysis of Islam: from Mohammed's time to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.