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Title The study of religion and the training of Muslim clergy in Europe : academic and religious freedom in the 21st century / edited by Willem B. Drees, Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld
Published Leiden : Leiden University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (503 pages) : illustrations
Series Amsterdam University Press - Leiden University Press Academic Ser
Amsterdam University Press - Leiden University Press Academic Ser
Contents Academic and religious freedom: an introduction / Willem B. Drees and Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld -- Academic freedom and competing authorities: historical reflections / Ernan McMullin -- Freedom of thought and the authority of tradition in modern Jewish philosophy: the cases of Spinoza and Mendelssohn / Reinier Munk -- Academic freedom and the symbolic significance of evolution / Willem B. Drees -- Dismissal of A.J. Wensinck from the Royal Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo / Umar Ryad -- Historical method of biblical interpretation: its nature, use, origin and limitations / Henk Jan de Jonge -- Trial of thought: modern inquisition in Egypt : a case study / Nasr Hamid Abu-Zayd. Appendix: My testimony on the case of Abu-Zayd / Mona Zulficar -- Academic freedom in Islamic studies and the surveillance by Muslim activists in Indonesia / Muhammad Machasin -- Historians of religion as agents of religious change / Albert de Jong -- Passing storm or a structural shift? Challenges to academic freedom in the United States after September 11 / Beshara Doumani -- In the wake of the cartoon crisis: freedom of expression of academics in Denmark / Tim Jensen -- History of the institutionalized training of imams in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Mustafa Cerić. Appendix 1: [[Waqfiyyah (constitution) of the Gazi Husrev-bey Madrasa (1753) -- Appendix 2: A draft proposal for the Gazi Husrev-bey University -- Training of imams by the Third Reich / Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld. Appendix: Extract of a document from the Bundesarchiv -- Academic training of imams: recent discussions and initiatives in the Netherlands / Mohammed M. Ghaly -- Non-formal Islamic higher education in the Netherlands: with some comparative notes on France and the United Kingdom / Firdaous Oueslati -- Islamic religious pedagogy at the University of Vienna / Ednan Aslan. Appendix: Overview of the study modules -- Legitimizing Islamic theology at European universities / Birgitte Schepelern Johansen -- Training programme of imams in Italy / Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini
Summary Religious scholarship can be offensive to believers, as conflicts from the time of Galileo and Spinoza to the recent critique of Danish religious scholars in the wake of the infamous Muhammad cartoons have shown. Studies of this type of scholarship have been appropriated by believers as a means of reinventing their own identities - as the training of twentieth-century Muslim clergy demonstrates. This volume offers a unique collection of training materials from European Muslim clergy since the 1940s - including Third Reich reports on debriefing imams, surveillance files on Muslim activists, and information on Bosnian clergy and their training centres - as well as an exploration of religion and academic freedom in general, accompanied by appendices in both Arabic and English. This title can be previewed in Google Books -
Notes Includes an appendix of founding documents of European Islamic institutions in Arabic and English and an appendix of original German material from the debriefing report by main SS officer responsible for imam training programs set up in Nazi Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Articles in English with some excerpts from relevant Arabic and German sources
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Subject Academic freedom.
Freedom of religion.
Imams (Mosque officers)
Islam -- Functionaries -- Training -- Europe.
Religion -- Study and teaching.
Religious education.
Form Electronic book
Author Drees, Willem B., 1954-
Koningsveld, P. Sj. van, 1943-
ISBN 9048510058 (electronic bk.)
9087280254 (paper)
9789048510054 (electronic bk.)
9789087280253 (paper)
Other Titles Academic and religious freedom in the 21st century