Academic Programs 

 Contemporary Islam: Reform and Discontent (TH-664)
Winter/Spring 2006

This course looks at contemporary efforts to reform Islam, focusing on Shariah and women’s rights. It will look at ideas of mainstream Islamic movements and the emergence of liberal Islam in Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and Morocco. It will also examine the reformist ideas of the lecturer, and explore the future of Islam through interactive, visionary workshops.


Meeting Day, Time and Dates:
Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ziauddin Sardar
Adjunct Professor in Theology and author of “ Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim.”

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9500


Course Syllabus

This syllabus is not yet available but the following texts are required for the course:

Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures: A Ziauddin Sardar Reader, edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Gail Boxwell, Pluto Press, London, 2003.

Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar, Granta Books, London, 2004.

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