'The author is to be commended on this valuable study and on bringing to light the different Islamic perspectives on some of the crucial issues simmering in contemporary Egyptian society. This is an important study.' Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Journal of Church and State, 1999. 'In casting light on the attempts by some contemporary Islamic thinkers to construct an Islamic response to modernity while combating the near ideological hegemony which radical Islamists have enjoyed both in the Muslim world and in the West, this volume is to be warmly welcomed.' Vincent Durac, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 1999.
About the Author
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Carsten Niebuhr Institute, The University of Copenhagen.