This book provides an excellent summary of the intellectual origins of the Islamic resurgence, drawing on the best Muslim and western scholarship. The breadth of the analysis of scholarship is complemented by the more focused treatment of al-Banna, Qutb, and Fadlallah. It could easily be adopted as a text in undergraduate and some graduate courses. John L. Esposito, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
The book is lively, well-written, and engaging. The scholarship is thoroughly up to date. What I like most is the author s skill in interweaving the narrative thread of the ideas of Islamic resurgence with the approach of intertextual and epistemological analysis. He has succeeded admirably in that effort. Karl K. Barbir, Siena College"