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Fall 2017
Apr 09, 2020
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THEO 114 - Reform in Contemp IslamicThght
It has been argued that the Muslim world is in crisis. For many this crisis is centered upon religious authority which has become increasingly pluralized, and increasingly contested. This course will explore arguments for intellectual reform in Islamic Thought in the 20th and 21st centuries by systematically reading the texts of reform writers in North America and Europe. By doing so, this course will explore the various ways in which Islamic authority has been defined and redefined in contemporary Muslim societies. Additionally, this class will explore the complexity of this topic by looking at various external circumstances to the debate such as globalization, mass migration, colonization and the commodification of knowledge. By the end of the course, students should be able to: understand political, social and religious causes for reform movements; meaningfully engage with various reform arguments, and; identify points of convergence and divergence between various groups and actors.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theology & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Foreign Service - Q
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      First Year

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