BETWEEN CALIPHATE AND GLOBALIZATION ESSAYS ON THE CONTEMPORARY ISLAM


BETWEEN CALIPHATE AND

GLOBALIZATION

ESSAYS ON THE CONTEMPORARY ISLAM



Published by the Pastel publishing house from Brasov and launched during the International Fair of Book and Music - Brasov 2009, the book signed by the ambassador and professor Dumitru Chican, is, from the topic perspective, a continuation of the author's previous book "The man after the man , the Islam in the modernism and post-modernism context", also published by Pastel publishing house, and offers the reader a revised and updated selection of articles published in the Geo-strategic Pulse over the last two years, articles that approach one of the current world problems , the Islamic turnaround and the relations between Islam and extra-Muslim world in the context of globalization. The inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, dogma and the radical-fundamentalist manifestations, terrorist-jihadist phenomenon are only few of the coordinates suggested by the book, offering new information and approaches as far as the literature in our country is concerned.

Structured in three topical segments , Contemporary Islamic Turnaround, Fundamentalism and Jihad, Let's know each other , the book brings the reader interesting analyses of the relation between the state and Islam, the traditional Islamism position toward the democratic and modern reform processes, Islamic terrorism and neo-terrorism, globalization of Islam and the ideologies aspiring to another globalization, a religious one, and restoration of the universal Islamic empire - the caliphate - and of the planetary state governed according to the principles of the Islamic standard law, or the Islamic-Christian or Judaic-Islamic dialogue and so on.

In a world in which Samuel Huntington's theory about the "clash of civilizations" is revised and questioned and in which the theoretic discourse more and more persistently underlines the place and role of religions and religious beliefs in the configuration of the character of the future confrontations of the conflicting societies, the book triggers worrying questions it attempts to answer in a style accessible not only to specialists, but also to all those interested in being informed and to know the world where we live and build together dialogue and communication bridges.


 

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