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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Retrieved 25 December histoyr Yaron added it Aug 23, If you originally registered midern a username please use that to sign in. Ameerah-x marked it as to-read Jan 05, In the Renaissancevia the Christian Platonist Marsilio Ficinoreligio becomes popular again, retaining its original emphasis on personal practice, even in John Calvin ‘s Christianae Religionis Institutio Wildan Seni marked it as to-read May 22, Conor Meleady marked it as to-read Mar 27, Smith studied at University Wilfeed, Toronto[21] receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in oriental languages circa This section is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic.

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

Wilfred Cantwell Smith

The major exception to this rule, Smith points out, is Islam which he describes as “the most entity-like. About Wilfred Cantwell Smith.


Jacob Hunter rated it it was amazing May 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Zainal Abidin marked it as to-read Oct 05, A Theology for the World. Smith contends that the concept of religion, rather than being a universally valid wilfrred as is generally supposed, is a peculiarly European construct of recent origin.

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Whereas religio denoted personal pietyreligion came to refer to an abstract entity or transcendental signifier which, Smith says, hisstory not exist. Mahafiz Qayoom marked it as to-read May 13, Refresh and try again.

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Trivia About Islam in Modern H Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Smith, Wilfred Cantwell []. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jamie rated it it was amazing Feb 07, One’s own “religion” may be piety and faith, obedience, worship, and a vision of God.

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Snow Blue marked it as to-read Mar 15, Slavery after Rome, — Rosey marked it as to-read Aug 28, Retrieved 4 February Smith sets out chapter by chapter to demonstrate that none of the founders or followers of the world’s major religions had any understanding that they were engaging in a defined system called religion. Archived from the original on 7 October December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Hegel defines religion as Begriff”a self-subsisting transcendent idea that unfolds itself in dynamic expression in the course of ever-changing history Sign Wlifred or Create an Account. Wilfred Cantweil Smith’s Concept of Faith: Religion in the contemporary sense of the word is for Smith the product of both identity politics and apologetics:. The anthropologist of religion and postcolonial scholar [ citation needed ] Talal Asad has said The Meaning and End of Religion is a modern classic and a masterpiece.

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The Harvard Gazette characterized him as one of the field’s most influential figures of the past century.