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Modern Muslim Theology Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination (Martin Nguyen)

Modern Muslim Theology Engaging God and the World with Faith and (...)

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Author

Martin Nguyen is associate professor of Islamic religious traditions at Fairfield University, where he is also the faculty chair for diversity. He is the author of the book Sufi Master and Qur’an Scholar.

Presentation

This book aims to bring Muslim theology into the present day. Rather than a purely academic pursuit, Modern Muslim Theology argues that theology is a creative process and discusses how the Islamic tradition can help contemporary practitioners negotiate their relationships with God, with one another, and with the rest of creation.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Theology?
Muslim Theology
A Muslim Theology of Engagement
Genealogy of the Book
Arrangement of the Book
Conventions of the Book
Notes

1 The Language of Theology

Theology
The Horizon of Engagement
The Measure of Revelation
Notes

2 The Measure of Modern Time

A Pound of Flesh
Life Without End
The Time That Remains
End of the End Times
Crisis Continuous
Notes

3 Imagining Tradition

The Question of Tradition
The Construction of Tradition
The Kaʿba as Tradition
Notes

4 The Religious Imagination

Imagine
Reason and Rationalities
The Muslim Imaginative Tradition
The Measure of the Religious Imagination
Notes

5 Revelation and Response

The Qur’an as Revelation
In the Moment of Revelation
Toward a Theology of Prostration
Notes

6 Faith in the Tradition

A Life of Faith
The Measure of Faith
Faith in the Changing Tradition
A Life of Change
Faith in the Forge
Notes

7 Theology in Prostration

Prayer
A Life of Prayer
Prayer in Prostration
The Timing of Prayer
The Form of Prayer
The Prostration of Response
The Prostration of Protest
Pray as Though It Is Your Last Prayer
Notes
Conclusion

Where We Have Been
Where We Shall Go
Notes

Bibliography

Arabic Texts 187
General Sources 189
Index of Qur’anic Verses 199
About the Author 205


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