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- DescriptionCriticizes readings of the Koran that fuel violent acts, and calls for exegesis of Islam's sacred texts inspired by ijtihad, or independent interpretation. Analyzes the burqa ban in France, and suggests that the future of reformed Islam lies among Muslims living in the West, where religion and positivist law co-exist.
- Author BiographyAbdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014) was novelist and poet who taught comparative literature at the Universite Paris X (Nanterre). Meddeb published more than twenty books in French. His La maladie de l'islam, winner of the Prix Francois Mauriac, has been translated into English as The Malady of Islam. Jane Kuntz has a doctorate in French from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and has translated eight works of contemporary French fiction for Dalkey Archive Press.
- Author(s)Abdelwahab Meddeb
- PublisherFordham University Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2015
- GenrePolitical Ideologies & Parties
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFordham University Press
- Weight3 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byJane Kuntz
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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