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By Shireen T. Hunter

Shireen Hunter presents a realistic research of family members among Islam and the West, marked via particular instances from the modern Islamic/Western divide. Her booklet offers a practical and actual review of the relative position of civilizational elements in selecting the character of the nation and the customers for Muslim-Western family members (i.e., whether or not they might be conflictual or cooperative). Hunter solutions the query: Can an lodging among Islam and the West occur in a steady and evolutionary demeanour or will it take place merely after clash and war of words? And, opposite to Huntington's vaunted thesis in The conflict of Civilizations and the Remaking of global Order (Simon & Schuster, 1996), she reveals that the truth of contemporary Islam deals room for hope.

Hunter demanding situations a number of the triumphing Western perspectives of the Muslim global. for instance, regardless of the common trust at the specificity of Islam as a result of an assumed fusion of politics and faith, in fact the fusion—of the non secular and the temporal—has no longer been larger in Islam than in different religions. for this reason, Hunter asserts, the slower velocity of secularization in Muslim nations can't be attributed to IslaM&Apos;s specificity. it is a significant research that might be of curiosity to involved electorate in addition to students and scholars of the center East and Islam.

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