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Major Works: Religion in Context

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Islam in the Modern World (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Denis MacEoin, Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Islam, Economics, and Society (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man’s economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Social and Historical Contexts

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By C.A. Qadir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The basis of Muslim philosophy and science is the instruction buried in the Quran. At an early date this tradition was enlarged and strengthened by the infiltration into Muslim culture of Greek philosophy and science through the translation of Greek classics by Muslims. The Indian tradition of...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Recognizing Islam (RLE Politics of Islam)

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt,...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Rubya Mehdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Islamic Political and Social Movements

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    The growing importance of Islam in the world coincides with the growing interest by scholars in understanding Islam as a religion and its political and social influences. The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan Africa.There is a vast...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Faith Without Dogma

    In Quest of Meaning

    By Margaret Isherwood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Life is a constant search for meaning, and reflective minds need to find deeper and more comprehensive meaning than that normally proffered by the orthodox teaching of any creedal religion. When this book was initially published in 1964, religion had begun to recognize the importance of psychology...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge