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The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Lawrence Rosen

Abstract

This book illuminates key aspects of Muslim life and how central tenets of that life are being challenged and culturally refashioned. Through a series of poignant tales—from the struggle by a group of friends against daily corruption to the contest over a saint's identity, from nostalgia for the departed Jews to Salman Rushdie's vision of doubt in a world of religious certainty—the book shows how a dazzling array of potential changes are occurring alongside deeply embedded continuity, a process it compares to a game of chess in which infinite variations of moves can be achieved while fundament ... More

Keywords: Islam, Judaism, Europe, Euro-Islam, marriage, Salman Rushdie, religious certainty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226726137
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Rosen, author

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