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Unfortunately, Omid Safi does not truly promote Progressive Islam in this book.
Omid Safi and his colleagues have done a great service to the field of religious studies with what will hopefully become a visionary book on 21st-century Islam.
In my opinion, the fact that this book contains elements of third world criticism is what makes it so extraordinary.
An excellent compilation of articles and essay written by today's Muslim intellectuals. Well researched (and noted) discussions of issues of interest to both the Muslim and... Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Fatima Thompson
1. The essays seem like they were written by those from American college who were primarily trained in approaches like deconstructionism and multiculturalism rather than schooled... Read morePublished on September 17, 2005 by calmly
I think theres pretty much two themes in this book:
"Hey guys, we are just like you!! Please be our friends! Read more
Unfortunately, Omid Safi does not truly promote Progressive Islam in this book. Following his introduction, 14 independent essays divide into two sections, the first on supposed... Read morePublished on April 11, 2004 by Alyssa A. Lappen
When you see a book claiming that there are such people as progressive Muslims, like this one it accuses the U.S. of "curtailment... Read morePublished on February 6, 2004 by Snow Man