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ERIC Number: EJ828140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Islamic Studies or the Study of Islam?: From Parker to Rammell
Dien, Mawil Izzi
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v28 n3 p243-255 Dec 2007
The paper reports and discusses some of the practical and contextual difficulties facing the teaching of Islamic studies within the British higher education environment. The main problems in the author's view stem from the haziness surrounding the discipline definition and the methodology employed in teaching it. This is particularly observed when "Islamic Studies" is taught within an academic environment which does not recognise the fusion that Islam holds between the spiritual and material. The paper also examines contrasting voices debating the subject and its methodology. Finally the paper provides suggestions for how Islamic Studies could be more effective in the West and particularly in the UK. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom