A Convergence of Civilizations: The Transformation of Muslim by Youssef Courbage,Emmanuel Todd,George Holoch

By Youssef Courbage,Emmanuel Todd,George Holoch

We are informed that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are at the verge of destroying one another. The demographics of 1 workforce stay gradual, whereas the inhabitants of the opposite has exploded, widening the cultural hole and all yet ensuring the outbreak of warfare. Leaving apart the media's sound and fury in this topic, measured research exhibits one other fact taking form: rapprochement among those civilizations, benefitting from a common flow guiding humanity because the Enlightenment.

This book's historic and geographical sweep discredits the concept of a selected Islamic demography. the variety of fertility between Muslim ladies, for instance, is as various because the non secular habit between Muslims typically. no matter if agnostics, fundamentalist Salafis, or al-Qaeda activists, Muslims are a various crew that proves the immutability and individuality of Islam. Youssef Courbage and Emmanuel Todd think about diverse levels of literacy, patriarchy, and protective reactions between minority Muslim teams the world over, underscoring the large secularization flow spreading all through Arab and Muslim populations. during this regard, they argue, there's little or no to tell apart the evolution of Islam from the historical past of Christianity, with the Muslim international now moving into a world modernity. delicate to demographic variables and their mirrored image of non-public and social truths, Courbage and Todd successfully upend a deadly meme, within which a fractured global is thought to be with reference to quandary due to a pandemic of closed cultures and males made diversified by way of religion.

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