February 14, 2018
Page Hall, Room 020
The Center for the Study of Religion presents
Religions of the World:
Past and Present
Community Lecture Series
Dr. Sean Anthony
"Has the Islamic 'Reformation' Already Happened?:
Reformist Thought and the Beginning of Islamic Modernity"
ABSTRACT: Public discourse on Islam often opines that Islam still stands in need of a Reformation along the lines that of European Christianity. What this discourse misses, however, is that early modern Muslim societies did witness the rise of Reformist thought. This talk examines the most important Sunni expression of Reformist thought in modern Sunni Islam – Salafism – and explores some of the reasons why it failed to achieve much of its political program and reformist aims.
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Visit this LINK for more details!