By Damian Howard

Islamic anthropology is comparatively seldom taken care of as a specific drawback although a lot of the modern debate at the modernisation of Islam, its reputation of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions concerning the approach Muslims conceive of the man or woman. This booklet explores how the unfold of evolutionary thought has affected the ideals of up to date Muslims relating to human identification, potential and future.

In his systematic therapy of the influence of evolutionary principles on sleek Islam, Damian Howard surveys a number of branches of Muslim idea. Muslim responses to the trouble of the spiritual mind's eye offered via the evolutionary worldview fall into 4 diverse kinds, incorporating conventional and sleek notions. The publication evaluates the content material, impression and good fortune of those 4 types, asking how Muslims could now continue to handle the profound demanding situations which evolutionary thought poses to the potent reconstruction in their spiritual thought.

Drawing interesting parallels with advancements on the earth of Christian theology with the intention to aid realizing among humans of the 2 religions, the writer displays at the query of the way Muslims can come to phrases with the trendy international. A helpful addition to the literature on modern Islamic idea, this publication also will curiosity scholars and students of faith and modernity, the historical past and philosophy of technology, and evolutionary theory.

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