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Islamic ecumenism in the 20th century [electronic resource] : the Azhar and Shiism between rapprochement and restraint / by Rainer Brunner ; translated from the German by Joseph Greenman ; revised and updated by the author.

By: Brunner, Rainer.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia: v. 91.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xii, 435 p.).ISBN: 9004125485 (hardbound : alk. paper); 9789004125483 (hardbound : alk. paper); 9789047404279 (electronic bk.); 9047404270 (electronic bk.); 1433704765; 9781433704765.Uniform titles: Ann�aherung und Distanz. English Subject(s): J�ami�at al-Azhar | Islam -- 20th century | Sunnites -- Relations -- Sh�i�ah | Sh�i�ah -- Relations -- Sunnites | Sh�i�ah -- History -- 20th century | J*ami�at al-Azhar | Islam -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Sunnites -- Relations -- Chiisme | Chiisme -- Relations -- Sunnites | Chiisme -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | RELIGION -- Islam -- General | al-Azhar (Ca�iro) | Sji�ismeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Islamic ecumenism in the 20th century.DDC classification: 297.8/042/0904 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Translator's Note; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Dispute About the "Correct" History; I. First Attempts at Resolving the Conflict; II. The Azhar Reform and Shiism at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century; III. A Controversial Correspondence (1911/36); IV. Caliphate and Ecumene (1924-1939); V. The Institutionalisation of Ecumenical Thinking; VI. The Scholarly Network of the Taqrib Movement (1947-1960); VII. Scope and Limits of the Ecumenical Debate; VIII. Polemics, Rapprochement and Revolutionary Politics (1952-1957); IX. Triumph and Failure of Ecumenical Thinking (1958-1961).
Summary: This survey of more than one century of inner-Islamic ecumenical activities in modern times concentrates on the role of the Cairo-based Azhar University and its relations to Shiite scholars. Particular emphasis is laid on the mutual dependency of theology and politics in the modern Islamic discourse.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-423) and index.

Translator's Note; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Dispute About the "Correct" History; I. First Attempts at Resolving the Conflict; II. The Azhar Reform and Shiism at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century; III. A Controversial Correspondence (1911/36); IV. Caliphate and Ecumene (1924-1939); V. The Institutionalisation of Ecumenical Thinking; VI. The Scholarly Network of the Taqrib Movement (1947-1960); VII. Scope and Limits of the Ecumenical Debate; VIII. Polemics, Rapprochement and Revolutionary Politics (1952-1957); IX. Triumph and Failure of Ecumenical Thinking (1958-1961).

This survey of more than one century of inner-Islamic ecumenical activities in modern times concentrates on the role of the Cairo-based Azhar University and its relations to Shiite scholars. Particular emphasis is laid on the mutual dependency of theology and politics in the modern Islamic discourse.

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