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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Smith also notes that it “begets bigotry” and can “kill piety”. President of the American Academy of Religion It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Smith suggests that practitioners of any given faith do not historically come to regard what they do as religion until they have developed a degree of cultural self-regard, causing them to see their collective spiritual practices and beliefs as in some way significantly different from the other.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

By way of an etymological study of religion religioin LatinSmith moodern contends that the term, which at first and for most of the centuries denoted an attitude towards a relationship between God and man[34] has through conceptual slippage come to mean a “system of observances or beliefs”, [35] a historical tradition which has been institutionalized through a process of reification.

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Smith studied at University College, Toronto[21] receiving a Bachelor of Arts yb with honours in oriental languages circa Wildan Seni marked it as to-read May 22, Citing articles via Google Scholar. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Tauheed Zafar marked it as to-read May 26, Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Jacob Hunter rated it it was amazing May 26, Whereas religio denoted personal pietyreligion came to refer to an abstract entity or transcendental signifier which, Smith says, does not exist. Elizabeth added it Mar 01, In he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in oriental languages at Princeton Universityafter which he taught at McGillfounding in the university’s Institute of Islamic Studies.

Islam in modern history

Yaron added it Aug 23, American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. The major exception to this rule, Smith points out, is Islam which he describes as “the most entity-like.

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