Islam & Europe [electronic resource] : challenges and opportunities / Ludo Abicht ...[et al.].

1st ed.
Belgium : Leuven University Press, 2008.
1 online resource (192 p.)


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Dedicated to increasing our knowledge and awareness of the ever-growing diversity and pluralism of global society, Forum A. & A. Leysen has initiated an annual debate/lecture series, beginning with a focus on Islam in today''s world and in Europe in particular. Seven well-known influential authorities - each an active participant in the public debate on the global role of Islam past, present and future - recently presented papers at the first Intercultural Relations Conference sponsored by Forum A.& A. Leysen. These important contributions, on the topic Islam and Europe: Challenges and Opportu
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  • ISLAM & EUROPEChallenges and Opportunities; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction to The Anne & André Leysen Forum on 'Intercultural relations'; Multiple Adaptations: Islam in Three Worlds; Institutional Logics; Indonesia; France; United States; Pebbles in the Shoe; Trans-National Islam; France and Europe; References; Questions and Answers; The Poldermujahidin: The Radicalization of Young Dutch Muslims; Introduction; Van Gogh's Murderer and His Ideas; The Construction of a Dutch Extremist Islamist; 'The quest for the truth'; 'Rejecting the Tâghût' (October 2003)
  • 'Join the Caravan of Martyrs' (March 2003)'... your blood and properties have become halal.' (Summer 2003); Analysis; Conclusions; Islam and Europe in the Age of Intercivilizational Conflict Diversity and the Challenges; Introduction; Europe and Diversity; Europe and its Civilizational Identityin its Interaction with Islam; Cultural Difference and the Challenge of Religion:The Limits; Neo-absolutism and Cultural Relativism in Europe; Integration vs. Islamic Enclaves; What are the Limits of Diversity?; Conclusions and Policy Recommendations:Europe and Islam; Questions and Answers
  • Muslim Integration and SecularismIdentity Politics; Religious Equality; Implications for Liberal Citizenship; Secularisms; References; Questions and Answers; Islam, Muslims and the West: Religion and Secularism From Polarization to Negotiation Nasr Abu Zayd; Introduction; Islam and Christianity:Different Historical Paradigms; The Modernity Dilemma; Re-politicization; Negotiation or Confrontation; Science and Religion, an Uneasy Relationship in the History of Judeo-Christian-Muslim Heritage; Islam's Satanic Tragedy, as Described in Sadik al-Azm's Exegesis: Introduction by Jean-pierre Rondas
  • Sadik J. al-Azm's LectureIntroduction; Controversies between autonomous reason anddivine revelation in the history of Western thought; The ban of "Critique of Religious Thought" (1969); Impeding the creativity of novelists, poets, etc.; Can Islam reconcile itself with the new and dominant scientificknowledge-paradigm?; Conclusion; Response by Mark Eyskens; Propositions; Response by Roger Dillemans; Why we are so obsessed by Islam?; Introduction by Ludo Abicht; Tariq Ali's Lecture; Introduction; The comeback of religion: filling the vacuum; Islam bridging between the ancient world and Europe
  • Contradictory aspects about IslamIslam in Europe; Anger at the West; Conclusion; Questions and Answers; List of Contributors
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