A Call For Heresy: Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-10
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Moving beyond simplistic answers, Anouar Majid argues that the Islamic world and the United States are both in precipitous states of decline because, in each, religious, political, and economic orthodoxies have silenced the voices of their most creative thinkersthe visionary nonconformists, radicals, and revolutionaries who are often dismissed, or even punished, as heretics.

Author Biography

Anouar Majid is professor and founding chair of the Department of English at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He is the author of Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and Difference in the Post-Andalusian Age and Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World, which was recommended by the American Association of University Professors as a book for understanding the context of 9/11. He is also the cofounder and editor of Tingis, a Moroccan American magazine of ideas and culture.

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