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Redeeming Islam : Constructing the Good Muslim Subject in the Contemporary Study of Religion

  title={Redeeming Islam : Constructing the Good Muslim Subject in the Contemporary Study of Religion},
  author={Farīd Esack},
This paper provides a perspective and analysis of the notion of ‘redeeming Islam’ Islam as the subject of attempts by others to save it. The paper challenges the contemporary scholarship undertaken in the academy in respect of the Study of Islam whereby such scholarship operates within a context that endorses the agenda of Empire, particularly in regard to the construction of the ‘good Muslim’ who is consistent with contemporary notions of human rights, pluralism, non-violence and Western modes… 
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