Being Human in Islam: The Impact of the Evolutionary by Damian Howard

By Damian Howard

Islamic anthropology is comparatively seldom taken care of as a selected main issue even supposing a lot of the modern debate at the modernisation of Islam, its recognition of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions concerning the manner Muslims conceive of the individual. This ebook explores how the unfold of evolutionary conception has affected the ideals of up to date Muslims concerning human identification, ability and future.

In his systematic remedy of the effect of evolutionary rules on sleek Islam, Damian Howard surveys a number of branches of Muslim proposal. Muslim responses to the predicament of the non secular mind's eye offered by way of the evolutionary worldview fall into 4 assorted kinds, incorporating conventional and glossy notions. The e-book evaluates the content material, effect and good fortune of those 4 kinds, asking how Muslims may now continue to deal with the profound demanding situations which evolutionary idea poses to the potent reconstruction in their spiritual thought.

Drawing attention-grabbing parallels with advancements on this planet of Christian theology to be able to support realizing among humans of the 2 religions, the writer displays at the query of ways Muslims can come to phrases with the fashionable global. A beneficial addition to the literature on modern Islamic suggestion, this e-book also will curiosity scholars and students of faith and modernity, the background and philosophy of technology, and evolutionary theory.

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