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SherAli Tareen’s Defending Muhammad in Modernity

This forum on SherAli Tareen’s landmark study, Defending Muhammad in Modernity, illuminates several key terms in the study of religion in the modern world: sovereignty, political theology, and the secular (as both a mode of governance and a form of life). The forum also addresses the following analytical issues: how to read the dialogue of discourse and practice; how to contextualize ideas and rituals without reinforcing historicism; and how to pursue cross-cultural translation of concepts.

University of Notre Dame Press



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Sovereignty and Secularism in Modern Islam: A Response, SherAli Tareen Franklin and Marshall College


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