Genuflect to Progress: Islam, Modernity, & Time

The so-called dilemma confronting “Islam and the West,” however justified, is currently the topic of much debate and speculation. This paper examines “Western” conceptions of time, juxtaposing them with their “Islamic” counterparts as elucidated by several contemporary Muslim theologians and scholar...

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Published in:Marburg Journal of Religion (Band 15)
Main Author: Yearsley, Jordan
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: 2010
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Summary:The so-called dilemma confronting “Islam and the West,” however justified, is currently the topic of much debate and speculation. This paper examines “Western” conceptions of time, juxtaposing them with their “Islamic” counterparts as elucidated by several contemporary Muslim theologians and scholars. Through a careful analysis of the contemporary dynamics of modernity and the challenges it poses, this paper seeks to develop an understanding of the framework within which many Muslims have encountered Western thought, with particular emphasis on the difficult reconciliation of past and present, and the varied responses that it engenders.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/mjr.2010.15.3425