Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd by Tom Woerner-Powell

By Tom Woerner-Powell

This textual content demanding situations current writing on ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā'irī which divides his lifestyles into juxtaposed levels separated through narratives of conversion: from Francophobia to Francophilia, from militarism to pacifism, from activism to quietism, from Islamism to pluralism, from politics to faith. This work's interdisciplinary technique demonstrates that those narratives can't be sustained in mild of the proof. fairly, they are often proven to originate in particular ancient, cultural, and methodological traits inside western societies and academies. Drawing on basic fabrics together with archival records and choices from his personal writing, it constructively opinions his reception within the literature whereas advancing a continual and contextualised account of his lifestyles and concepts. those comprise the bearing on of his ethico-religious and jurisprudential matters to his political decision-making, and a resituating of his mystical writings inside a distinct ethical, epistemological, and political context. by means of problematising those interpretive concerns, this thesis goals at beginning new avenues for realizing at the same time it deals its personal options. In so doing, this research contributes to discussions on Sufism, political Islam, and east-west kin.

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Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri (1808-1883)

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