Islam in Modern History. By WILFRED CANTWELL SMITH. Princeton, Princeton University Press, x, pp. $ Islam Inflamed: A Middle East Picture. Title, Islam in modern history: by Wilfred Cantwell Smith. Author, Smith, Wilfred Cantwell, Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution. Islam in Modern History has 16 ratings and 1 review: Published by Princeton University Press, pages, Paperback.

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Femj86 marked it as to-read Nov 18, Smith sets out chapter by chapter to demonstrate that none of the founders or followers of the world’s major religions had any understanding that they were engaging in a defined system called religion. Trivia About Islam in Modern H The Meaning and End of Religion.

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Ahmed Marzouk marked it as to-read Dec 07, Religion as a systematic entity, as it emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is a concept of polemics and apologetics. Smith concludes by arguing that the term religion has now acquired four distinct senses: The Harvard Gazette characterized him as one of the field’s most influential figures of the past century.


Wilfred Cantweil Smith’s Hitory of Faith: Don’t smihh an account? This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat The terms for major world religions today, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shintoism, did not exist until the 19th century.

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In his best known and most controversial work, [ citation needed ] The Meaning and End of Religion: He regards the term as having outlived its purpose. Aasem Bakhshi marked it as to-read Nov 12, Slavery after Rome, — Views Read Edit View history. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Shaheera marked it as to-read Jan 03, Email alerts New issue alert.


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Retrieved 26 December bistory Retrieved from ” https: Lists with This Book. A New Approach to the Religious Traditions of Mankind[15] Smith examines the concept of “religion” in the sense of “a systematic religious entity, conceptually identifiable and characterizing a distinct community”.