An Islamic University in the West and the Question of Modern Authenticity

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    This chapter presents the overarching framework and tentative findings of the Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project (mmsp). The project aims to explore the role of Islamic traditions in the construction of modern forms of Muslim subjectivities and social orders. It poses questions as to how Muslims have imagined specifically Islamic modernities in combination with non-religious and globally relevant cultural scripts. The chapter introduces the theoretical and conceptual frame of reference of the mmsp and proceeds in three steps, moving from the theoretical macro to the micro levels with illustrative empirical examples from the chapters of this volume.

    Translated title of the contributionEt islamisk universitet i vesten og spørgsmål om moderne autenticitet
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMuslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity : Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Modern Muslim Identities
    EditorsDietrich Jung, Kirstine Sinclair
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    Publication date9. Mar 2020
    ISBN (Print)978-90-04-42556-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-42557-6
    Publication statusPublished - 9. Mar 2020
    SeriesInternational Studies in Religion and Society


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