On Muslims and the Navigation of Religiosity

Notes on the Anthropology of Islam

Authored by: David W. Montgomery

The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754677031
eBook ISBN: 9781315612744
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044116


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In the end, there are no inherent differences in the context of either folk or formal theology to suggest that one is more objective, reflective, or systematic than the other. If Islamicists and theologians privilege the formal discipline, they do so only upon preconceived criteria of validity linked to their concept of truth.

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