"Multiple Modernities" Within Islam: The Case of Jihad
Join Dr. Dietrich Jung, Professor and Director of the Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark This public lecture examines the historical evolution of the Islamic institution of Jihad. Dr. Jung examines re- interpretations of Islamic traditions since the nineteenth century, on which Islamic activists have based their contemporary understandings of Jihad. He argues that modern interpretations of Islamic Traditions have gradually lost their embeddedness in structures of political and religious authority. Current Jihadist ideologies are one example of this re-interpretation of Islamic traditions.
A1043, ARTS & ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 TH FROM 7-8PM RECEPTION TO FOLLOW