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Nettler, Ronald L.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 2,306 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Academic theses  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Translator, Commentator
Classifications: BP173.J8, 261.7
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Most widely held works by Ronald L Nettler
Islam and modernity : Muslim intellectuals respond by John N Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text presents the ideas of a number of contemporary modernist and liberal Muslim thinkers, exposing an important intellectual current in Islamic thought. These figures work mainly outside "established" institutional, political and religious frameworks, whilst relying heavily on traditional sources. Responding to the challenges brought by colonialism and modernization, they propose new conceptions and interpretations of Islam consonant with the age. Although their specific concerns and emphases vary, their thought shares certain features; a reconsideration of the relation between religion and politics; an easy incorporation of modern Western ideas; a reinterpretaton of sacred sources which highlights their more universalist elements; and a conception of Islam as moving with historical change whilst remaining rooted in Qur'anic values. Disputing the widespread view of modern Islam as essentially political, the book shows a quite different face of the tradition."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Religion and democracy( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years ago, secular liberals thought religion would gradually recede from the public sphere and become an exclusively private concern. Today, organized religion is still a powerful political force in most parts of the world. But is it an ally or an enemy of pluralist democracy?
Past trials and present tribulations : a Muslim fundamentalist's view of the Jews by Ronald L Nettler( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of and commentary on the essay "Our Struggle with the Jews, " by Sayyid Qutb (1906-1968), the Egyptian Muslim fundamentalist writer and activist. The translation of the essay, first published in the early 1950s, is given on pp. 72-87. Nettler emphasizes that the Muslim-Jewish political conflict over the existence of Israel has been accompanied by the growth of an anti-Jewish religious doctrine. Though founded on traditional themes, the view of the struggle with the Jews as a cosmic war is unprecedented in its emotional intensity and intellectual rigor. Surveys early Islam's essentially negative portrayal of the Jews as arrogant falsifiers of God's truth. Fundamentalism tries to revive the spirit of early Islam, presenting the Jews as a symbol of Western success and the cause of the crisis in Islam. Qutb's essay is an expression of these fundamentalist views, arguing that the Jews are a major and satanic threat to Islam and that Muslims can defeat them through a return to Islam
Muslim-Jewish encounters : intellectual traditions and modern politics by Ronald L Nettler( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great changes in the Islamic Middle East during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have deeply affected the Jews of that region and their relations with the Muslim majority. One result of these changes was the development of a vast Islamic literature on the Jews and Judaism written against the background of changing social and political climates. On the Jewish side as well, new intellectual and literary trends concerning Islam and the Arabs emerged." "Muslim-Jewish Encounters brings together contributions which examine various Islamic and selected Jewish writings of this kind, analysing their ideas, methods, sources and meanings whilst relating them to new historical and political situations as well as to ancient and medieval writings for comparative purposes."--Jacket
Medieval and modern perspectives on Muslim-Jewish relations( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers on the modern period all deal with Muslim-Jewish relations in the wake of the sweeping historical, institutional and political changes which have characterised the modern Middle East. there are papers dealing with new definitions of judaism and zionism for example that can only be understood against the backgroung of pre-modern ideas but which are specific to the pressures and needs of contemporary life
Sufi metaphysics and Qurʼānic prophets : Ibn ʻArabī's thought and method in the Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam by Ronald L Nettler( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fusus al-Hikam is acknowledged to be a summary statement of the sufi metaphysics of the "Greatest Master", Ibn 'Arabi (d.1240). It is also recognised that the Fusus is a work of great complexity both in its ideas and its style; and, over the centuries, numerous commentaries have been written on it. Each of the chapters of the Fusas is dedicated to a Qur'an prophet with whom a particular "wisdom" is associated. In Sufi Metaphysics and Quranic Prophets: Ibn' Arabi's Thought and Method in the Fusus al-Hikam, Ronald Nettler examines ten chapters from the Fusus which exemplify the ideas, method and perspective of the entire work. Concentrating on a detailed analysis of the text, the author brings out the profound connection and integration of scripture and metaphysics in the world-view of Ibn Arabi. Sufi Metaphysics and Qur'anic Prophets serves not only as an explication of Ibn Arabi's thought in the Fusus, but is also a great aid in the overall understanding of Ibn Arabi's thought
Studies in Muslim-Jewish relations by Ronald L Nettler( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and the minorities : background to the Arab-Israel conflict by Ronald L Nettler( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and Modern Perspectives by Ronald L Nettler( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
A Translation and Descriptive Analysis of the Chapter on Theology in the Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun. by Ronald L Nettler( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our purpose is two-fold: l) to elucidate and discuss Ibn Khâldün's attitudes towards theology. 2) to analyze and discuss Ibn Khaldun's style. Our analysis has been carried out against the background of Muhsin Mahdi's studies of Ibn Khâldün's work, especially Mahdi's thesis of the philosophic foundation of the Muqaddimah and Ibn Khaldun's "exoteric-esoteric" style. Our findings are as follows: 1) In Ibn Khaldun's opinion, theology should exist only for purposes of defence of the faith, and cannot legitimately incorporate philosophical ideas and methods. 2) Philosophy and revealed religion are equally valid, each in its own sphere. However, any attempt to mix the two approaches (as was done by the later Muslim theologians) is invalid. 3) The basic religious obligations of Islam are to be fulfilled in a personal commitment; philosophical reason is not involved here. 4) Ibn Khaldun expresses these ideas through a highly complicated "exoteric-esoteric" style."--
Islam dan kemodenan : pandangan intelektual Islam( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Malay and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Muslim-Jewish relations( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humaniora Islamica : An Annual Publication of Islamic Studies and the Humanities( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humaniora Islamica, Vol. 2, 1974 : An Annual Publication of Islamic Studies and the Humanities( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Muslim-Jewish relations( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and modern perspectives on Muslim-Jewish relations( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1974 by Herbert Mason( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Annual Publication of Islamic Studies and the Humanities 1974( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Muslim-Jewish relations( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humaniora islamica : an annual publication of Islamic studies and the humanities( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Religion and democracyMuslim-Jewish encounters : intellectual traditions and modern politicsSufi metaphysics and Qurʼānic prophets : Ibn ʻArabī's thought and method in the Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam
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Nettler, Ron

Nettler, Ronald L.

Languages
English (112)

Arabic (1)

Malay (1)

French (1)