Reopening Muslim minds : a return to reason, freedom, and tolerance
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New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 2021.
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781250256065, 1250256062
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Agawam Public Library - Nonfiction297 AKYAvailable
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xxvi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781250256065, 1250256062

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...Senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses "the crisis of Islam" in the modern world, and offers a way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and also sharing lessons from his own life story, he reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. He especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment - freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science - had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends. Elucidating complex ideas with engaging prose and storytelling, Reopening Muslim Minds borrows lost visions from medieval Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes), to offer a new Muslim worldview on a range of sensitive issues: human rights, equality for women, freedom of religion, or freedom from religion. While frankly acknowledging the problems in the world of Islam today, Akyol offers a clear and hopeful vision for its future"--,Provided by publisher.

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