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Questioning SecularismIslam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt$
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Hussein Ali Agrama

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226010687

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.001.0001

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A Paradox of Islamic Authority in Modern Egypt

A Paradox of Islamic Authority in Modern Egypt

(p.107) Chapter Three A Paradox of Islamic Authority in Modern Egypt
Questioning Secularism

Hussein Ali Agrama

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses some of the paradoxes of Islamic authority encountered in Egypt. It begins with some observations on the paradoxical authority of the rule of law more generally. That paradoxical authority is key to understanding secularism as a questioning power.

Keywords:   Islam, paradoxical authority, rule of law, questioning power

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