Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. This book investigates fundamentalism's historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon.
A leading Western scholar offers mature reflections on the state of Islam in the world today, highlighting the challenges it faces--and presents--in the coming century. By the author of Unholy War and What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam .
Life throws moral questions at us every day -- about our family, social, and working relationships, about what the fair or decent thing to do is, about how society should be run. In this book a panel of distinguished philosophers offer lively and enlightening answers to a wide range of challenging questions submitted by members of the public.