Islam ja moderni. (Uus)weberiläistä rekonstruktiota

Islam and modernity – a neo-Weberian reconstruction

Due to his untimely death, Max Weber never completed his studies on islam. These studies can, however, be reconstructed in various manners: on the one and, it is possible to reconstruct a "Weberian" mentality-theoretical approach towards the history of islamic civilization. This procedure is, however, considered inappropriate by most commentators of Weber. In the article it is suggested that by taking Weber s commentaries on the nature of islamic law and statehood as a point of departure the accusation of "Weberian orientalism" might be avoided. Moreover, this approach provides a possibility to reconstruct a more comprehensive view of secularization without eurocentric bias.

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