Meeting on the road: Cosmopolitan Islamic culture and the politics of Sufism

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[extract] We can see that Islam provides a multi-layered religious, cultural and political complex with its own formulation of human rights and norms of international conduct. Certain elements within Islam, especially Sufism, provide a basis for a humanitarian, individualistic approach to life which is at once resilient and open to a range of cultural synergies. As such, a true Renaissance of Islam could provide a reinvigorating and stabilizing influence for 'Greater Central Asia' and the Middle East. It can also contribute to a cosmopolitan but pluralist world culture. This contribution will not be without challenge and competition for other civilisational-groups, including East Asia and the West, but this implies neither the necessity of violence nor warfare.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBond University
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

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NameCentre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies
No.4

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Islamic Culture
Roads
Sufism
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Middle East
Synergy
World Culture
Human Rights
East Asia
Religion
Warfare
Pluralist
Central Asia

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Ferguson, R. J. (1996). Meeting on the road: Cosmopolitan Islamic culture and the politics of Sufism. (Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies; No. 4). Bond University.
Ferguson, R. James. / Meeting on the road: Cosmopolitan Islamic culture and the politics of Sufism. Bond University, 1996. (Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies; 4).
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