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The Quran and the Secular Mind

Shabbir Akhtar

Paperback

9780415437837

 

A Philosophy of Islam

 

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking.

 

Contents

 

Part 1: Quranic Islam and the Secular Mind

1. Locating Islam in the Modern World 

2. Human Reason and Divine Revelation

3. The Moral Challenge of Secular Humanism

 

Part 2: An Arabic Quran: Assessing its Authority

4. The Book Sent Down

5. The Book as ‘The Frustrater’

6. The Scope of the Book

7. The Authority of the Book

 

Part 3: A Quranic Lebenswelt in a Secular Age

8. A Sign is Enough - For the Wise

9. Faith and the Varieties of Rejection

10. Human Nature and the Quran

11. ‘Greater is God!’

 

Part 4: Conclusions

12. Preface to a Philosophy of Islam 

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