Illusion of Harmony Science and Religion in Islam

ISBN-10: 1591024498

ISBN-13: 9781591024491

Edition: 2007

Authors: Taner Edis
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Description: The Muslim world attracts much attention today because of the strength of its insistently traditional if not overtly fundamentalist religiosity-which all too frequently breaks out in violence. Less well known is how the world of Islam is not just a place of social turmoil, but a scientific disaster area. Though modern Muslims have become painfully aware of falling behind in economic and military power, leaving Islamic nations vulnerable to colonialism, and though they have long identified science and technology as keys to Western ascendancy, they have thus far achieved little success in their efforts to import science and appropriate it to achieve Muslim ends.

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 265
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Preface
To Seek Knowledge in China
A Religion of Reason
Muslim Science as Ideal and Reality
A Host of Questions
Which Islam?
A Usable Past
The Golden Age
Reason and Science in Classical Islam
Medieval Science
What about the West?
Westernization Begins
Modernism
Military Secularism
The Islamists
Finding Science in the Quran
Fragments of Faith
The Nur Movement
Science in the Quran
The Quantum Quran
Fragments of Science
Created Nature
The Trouble with Evolution
Muslims Respond to Darwin
Harun Yahya
Higher Levels of Creationism
Guided Evolution
Moral Nature
Fitra and Gender Roles
Harmony
Redeeming the Human Sciences
Making Ideology
Postmodern Islam
Islamizing Social Science
Islamic Economics
History as Tradition
Seeking Authenticity
A Liberal Faith?
A Liberal Alternative
Protecting Revelation
Liberal Ideas
Conservative Responses
The Western Example
A Clash of Ambitions
A Fundamentalist Road to Science?
Science at Arm's Length
The Prospects for Science
The West Is the Best?
Enlightenment's End
Index
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