Teaching Islam: Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East

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Much has been made of the role that Saudi Arabia's education system played in fostering the hatred that fueled the September 11 terror attacks. But do Saudi textbooks deserve to be faulted for fostering violence? And have Wahhabi ideas infiltrated the Islamic textbooks used in public schools throughout the Middle East? Confronting these questions, Teaching Islam explores the political and social priorities behind religious education in nine Middle Eastern countries. The authors reveal dramatic differences in the way that ...

Teaching Islam: Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East 2007, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781588264503

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