Islam in Modern History. By WILFRED CANTWELL SMITH. Princeton, Princeton University Press, x, pp. $ Islam Inflamed: A Middle East Picture. Title, Islam in modern history: by Wilfred Cantwell Smith. Author, Smith, Wilfred Cantwell, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution. Islam in Modern History has 16 ratings and 1 review: Published by Princeton University Press, pages, Paperback.

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Smith studied at University College, Toronto[21] receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in oriental languages circa Open Histoty See a Problem?

Smith contends that the concept of religion, rather than being a universally valid category as is generally supposed, is a peculiarly European construct of recent origin.

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Islam in modern history

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Religion as a systematic entity, as it emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, smit a concept of polemics and apologetics.


Islam in Modern History by Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Retrieved 4 February There are no discussion topics on this book yet. K marked it as to-read May 11, Trivia About Islam in Modern H This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat President of the American Academy of Religion Femj86 marked it as to-read Nov 18, Smith also notes that it “begets bigotry” and can “kill piety”. By way of an etymological study of religion religioin LatinSmith further contends that the term, which at first and for most of the centuries denoted an attitude towards a relationship between God and man[34] has through conceptual slippage come to mean a “system of observances or beliefs”, [35] a historical tradition which has been institutionalized through a process of reification.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America: Shahzad marked it as to-read May 15, Farmer [7] John Macmurray [8] H. The major exception to this rule, Smith points out, is Islam which he describes as “the most entity-like. Views Read Edit View history. Seleucid rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Arnold Julian Heather Brian Rosemary [2]. Conor Meleady marked it as to-read Mar 27, Jamie rated it it was amazing Feb 07, December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Stevens, Philip Terence Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aasem Bakhshi marked it as to-read Nov 12, Snow Blue marked it as to-read Mar 15, Smith’s The Meaning and End of Religion “. An alien “religion” is a system of beliefs or rituals, an abstract and impersonal pattern of observables.


In his work The Meaning and End of Religion he notably and controversially questioned the validi Cantqell Cantwell Smith July 21, — February 7, was a Canadian professor of comparative religion who from — was director of Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. Retrieved 25 December Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

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