Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

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The central question of the Arab Spring what democracies should look like in the deeply religious countries of the Middle East has developed into a vigorous debate over these nations secular identities. But what, exactly, is secularism? What has the West s long familiarity with it inevitably obscured? In "Questioning Secularism," Hussein Ali Agrama tackles these questions. Focusing on the fatwa councils and family law courts of Egypt just prior to the revolution, he delves deeply into the meaning of secularism itself and ...

Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226010687

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Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226010694

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