The Construction of Belief: Reflections on the Thought of Mohammed Arkoun, edited by Aziz Esmail, Abdou Filali-Ansary
The Construction of Belief: Reflections on the Thought of Mohammed Arkoun, edited by Aziz Esmail, Abdou Filali-Ansary, London, Saqi Books in association with the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, 2012.
Mohammed Arkoun was one of the most prominent and influential Arab intellectuals of his day. This Festschrift honors Arkoun’s scholarship, bringing together the contributions of eleven distinguished scholars of history, religious studies, and philosophy. It offers a comprehensive selection of critical engagements with Arkoun’s work, reflecting on his considerable influence on contemporary thinking about Islam and its ideological, philosophical, and theological dimensions.
Dr Aziz Esmail is a governor of The Institute of Ismaili Studies,London. He has held teaching and research positions at various American universities, and has been associated with Harvard University’s Centre for the Study of World Religions and Graduate School of Education. His writings include The Poetics of Religious Experience: The Islamic Context and A Scent of Sandalwood: Indo- Ismaili Religious Lyrics.
Dr.Abdou Filali-Ansary was the founding Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London from 2002–9 and of the King Abdul-Aziz Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences in Casablanca, Morocco, from 1984–2001. Prior to this, he served as Secretary-General of the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, teaching Modern Philosophy.
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