Islamic Awakening: Revival and Reform


Explores religious revival in the Islamic world: revival as reinterpretation of sacred texts, revival as revolution, revival as social movement, revival as spiritual awakening, revival as political mobilization. Focuses on Wahabism, Salafism, the renaissance/enlightenment of the late 19th century, ijtihad and jihad, grassroots movements, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, the awakening (sahwa/yaqza) of the 1970s and 1980s, the Iranian revolution, Khomeini, Ali Shariati, feminist theologies in Islam, and the role of the media in circulating religion.
Curriculum Codes
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  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 325
  • RELIGION 372