By Matthew L.N. Wilkinson
***WINNER: Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize, foreign organization of serious Realism.***
A clean examine Islam in a Multi-Faith World presents a comprehensively theorised and functional method of considering systematically and deeply approximately Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith global. It makes the case for a latest academic philosophy to aid younger Muslims surmount the demanding situations of post-modernity and to go beyond the hiatuses and hindrances that they face of their interplay and relationships with non-Muslims and visa-versa.
It argues that the philosophy of serious realism in its unique, dialectical and metaReal moments so fittingly ‘underlabours’ (Bhaskar, 1975) for the modern interpretation, rationalization and conceptual deepening of Islamic doctrine, perform and schooling as to signify a particular department of serious realist philosophy, particularly suited to this objective. This strategy is named Islamic serious Realism.
The publication proceeds to give an explanation for how this Islamic serious Realist procedure can serve the translation of the consensual parts of Islamic doctrine, similar to the six components of Islamic trust and the 5 ‘pillars’ of Islamic perform, in order that those crucial positive factors of the Muslim lifestyle will help Muslim teens to give a contribution absolutely to lifestyles in multi-faith liberal democracies in a globalising world.
Finally, the publication exhibits how this Islamic serious Realist procedure might be dropped at endure in humanities study rooms by way of historical past, non secular schooling and citizenship academics to assist Muslim teenagers have interaction informatively and transformatively with themselves and others in multi-faith contexts.
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