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Byrd, Dustin

Overview
Works: 11 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 3,371 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B945.R234, 210.92
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Most widely held works by Dustin Byrd
A critique of Ayn Rand's philosophy of religion : the gospel according to John Galt by Dustin Byrd( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayn Rand's philosophy has once again found an important part on the American political stage. With the rise of the Tea Party movement, her political and economic philosophy has infused American public discourse with a new Libertarian vitality. Ironically, many of her new followers identify themselves as committed Christians, a prospect that Rand herself would have rejected. A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion: The Gospel according to John Galt critically reviews Rand's secular-atheist philosophy of religion, including her theory of altruism, collectivism, and statism, and asks the questions: How did Ayn Rand become conservative Christians' favorite atheist? Can Christianity, or any other prophetic religion, be reconciled with her philosophy of greed, selfishness, and capitalism? Can one be both a Christian and a dedicated follower of Ayn Rand? Can one appropriate her political and economic philosophy while rejecting her radical atheism and anti-religious stance? A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion will be of great interest for anyone interested in Ayn Rand, libertarian philosophy, or the Tea Party movement, and especially for students and scholars of philosophy, religion, and political thought. -- from back cover
Ali Shariati and the future of social theory : religion, revolution, and the role of the intellectual by Dustin Byrd( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual, Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri bring together a collections of essays by a variety of scholars who explore the lasting influence of the Iranian sociologist and revolutionary, Ali Shariati. Thought to be the most important intellectual behind the Iranian Revolution of 1979, these essays engage in a future-oriented remembrance of Shariati's life and praxis, with the practical attempt to clarify, expand, and apply his liberational Islamic thought to modern conditions. Making use of Shariati's writings on Shi'a Islam and western philosophy, this text is especially important for those who want to understand the role that intellectuals, both religious and secular, can have in the liberation of mankind
Islam in a post-secular society : religion, secularity, and the antagonism of recalcitrant faith by Dustin Byrd( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and French and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in the Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith' critically examines the unique challenges facing Muslims in Europe and North America. From the philosophical perspective of the Frankfurt School's Critical Theory, this book attempts not only to diagnose the current problems stemming from a marginalization of Islam in the secular West, but also to offer a proposal for a Habermasian discourse between the religious and the secular. By highlighting historical examples of Islamic and western rapprochement, and rejecting the 'clash of civilization' thesis, the author attempts to find a 'common language' between the religious and the secular, which can serve as a vehicle for a future reconciliation
Malcolm X : from political eschatology to religious revolutionary( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2015 we remembered the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination in Harlem, New York. Spurred by the commitment to continue the critical work that Malcolm X began, the scholars represented in the book have analysed the enduring significance of Malcolm X's life, work and religious philosophy. Edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri, Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary, represents an important investigation into the religious and political philosophy of one of the most important African-American and Muslim thinkers of the 20th century. Thirteen different scholars from six different countries and various academic disciplines have contributed to our understanding of why Malcolm X is still important fifty years after his death.--Publisher website
Ayatollah Khomeini and the anatomy of the Islamic Revolution in Iran : toward a theory of prophetic charisma by Dustin Byrd( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book attempts to explain how and why Ayatollah Khomeini was able to lead the Iranian people in their successful revolution against the Shah of Iran. Bringing together the sociological study of charisma by the sociologist Max Weber and the critical psychology of Erich Fromm, especially his analysis of the "prophet" and "priest," Byrd develops a theory of "prophetic charisma," which attempts to explain how Khomeini's thoughts and actions made him uniquely qualified to guide Iran from under the Shah's dictatorship. He pays close attention to the importance of authority, and how Khomeini's authority to lead the revolution is tied with the charismatic authority that began with the prophet Muhammad. Furthermore, Byrd concentrates on the relationship between Khomeini and the political Marxist-Leninists movements and groups in Iran at the time of the revolution. The book demonstrates how his "Islamization" of leftist language helped infuse a radical Islamo-Marxist critique of the Shah into the Iranian masses. Byrd shows how Khomeini not only benefited from the Left's activities in Iran but also how their critical analysis of the Iranian situation influenced Khomeini's own thoughts and language."--Publisher's website
Frantz Fanon and emancipatory social theory : a view from the wretched by Dustin Byrd( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched, Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri bring together a collection of essays by a variety of scholars who explore the lasting influence of Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist, revolutionary, and social theorist. Fanon's work not only gave voice to the "wretched" in the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962), but also shaped the radical resistance to colonialism, empire, and racism throughout much of the world. His seminal works, such as Black Skin, White Masks, and The Wretched of the Earth, were read by The Black Panther Party in the United States, anti-imperialists in Africa and Asia, and anti-monarchist revolutionaries in the Middle East. Today, many revolutionaries and scholars have returned to Fanon's work, as it continues to shed light on the nature of colonial domination, racism, and class oppression. Contributors include: Syed Farid Alatas, Rose Brewer, Dustin J. Byrd, Sean Chabot, Richard Curtis, Nigel C. Gibson, Ali Harfouch, Timothy Kerswell, Seyed Javad Miri, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pramod K. Nayar, Elena Flores Ruiz, Majid Sharifi, Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib and Esmaeil Zeiny"--
Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo by Dustin Byrd( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 7, 2015, two armed men dressed in masks made their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, intent on killing those who had drawn derisive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The satirical magazine based in Paris was well-known for its mockery of politicians, right-wing extremists, racists, and religious figures, including the Pope, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Once inside, the two gunmen shot and killed twelve employees, including the magazine's editor and cartoonist, Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier. Although Charb often claimed to defend minorities, especially Muslims, against the rising tide of racism in France, all in the name of the French Enlightenment, he nevertheless fell victim to the dialectic of the Enlightenment, in which the Enlightenment itself is functionalized as a tool of repression. This book critiques the political philosophy of Stéphane Charbonnier, showing how the new "Enlightenment Fundamentalism" of the political left contributes to the Islamophobic politics of Europe's neo-fascist right. Drawing on the perspectives of the Frankfurt School for Social Research, it highlights that a true commitment to the Enlightenment ideals requires that the secular left and religious communities enter into a discourse by which they can find common ground. Without such an engagement, the secular left will increasingly isolate itself from the prophetic, emancipatory and liberational elements within Abrahamic religion, especially Islam. In doing this, those committed to the Enlightenment abandon a key ally in the struggle against the barbarity of neo-liberalism, nationalism, and neo-fascism, which now threatens to overcome Europe and America. Thus, the secular Cain must not slay the religious Abel, but rather find a way to live as brothers and allies in an increasingly dark world."--
The critique of religion and religion's critique : on dialectical religiology by Dustin Byrd( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Critique of Religion and Religion's Critique: On Dialectical Religiology, Dustin J. Byrd compiles numerous essays honouring the life and work of the Critical Theorist, Rudolf J. Siebert. His "dialectical religiology," rooted in the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, especially Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Leo Löwenthal, and Jürgen Habermas, is both a theory and method of understanding religion's critique of modernity and modernity's critique of religion. Born out of the Enlightenment and its most important thinkers, i.e. Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, religion is understood to be dialectical in nature. It contains within it both revolutionary and emancipatory elements, but also reactionary and regressive elements, which perpetuate mankind's continual debasement, enslavement, and oppression. Thus, religion by nature is conflicted within itself and thus stands against itself. Dialectical Religiology attempts to rescue those elements of religion from the dustbin of history and reintroduce them into society via their determinate negation. As such, it attempts to resolve the social, political, theological, and philosophical antagonisms that plague the modern world, in hopes of producing a more peaceful, justice-filled, equal, and reconciled society. The contributors to this book recognize the tremendous contributions of Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert in the fields of philosophy, sociology, history, and theology, and have profited from his long career. This book attempts to honour that life and work. Contributors include: Edmund Arens, Gregory Baum, Francis Brassard, Dustin J. Byrd, Denis R. Janz, Gottfried Küenzlen, Mislav Kukoč, Michael, R. Ott, Rudolf J. Siebert, Hans K. Weitensteiner, and Brian C. Wilson"--
Islam in a Post-Secular Society by Dustin Byrd( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in the Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith critically examines the unique challenges facing Muslims in Europe and North America. From the philosophical perspective of the Frankfurt School?s critical theory, this book attempts not only to diagnose the current problems stemming from a marginalization of Islam in the secular West, but also to offer a proposal for a Habermasian discourse between the religious and the secular. By highlighting historical examples of Islamic and western rapprochement, and rejecting the?clash of civilization? thesis, the author attempts to find a?common language? between the religious and the secular, which can serve as a vehicle for a future reconciliation
The Frankfurt School and religion : determinate negation, translation, and the rescue of critical religious potentials by Dustin Byrd( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Institut für Sozialforschung, better known as the "Frankfurt School," was born between the catastrophes of World War I and World War II. Rooted in Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and other philosophers, the Critical Theory of Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, Leo Löwenthal, Herbert Marcuse, and others, is generally understood to be solely secular. The core thesis of this dissertation refutes that claim. I argue that not only did the Frankfurt School draw upon their secular sources for their critical analyses, but also the religions of Judaism and Christianity. Unlike their immediate predecessors, especially the 19th century materialists, who argued for the abstract negation of religion, the first generation of critical theorists argued for a determinate negation of religion, wherein the liberational, emancipatory, and prophetic semantic and semiotic materials of religion would be rescued by way of translation into critical political philosophy. In other words, if religion was to survive secular modernity, it would need to do so via its migration into an alternative form, i.e. critical philosophy. Additionally, I argue that a similar process of determinate negation can be found in Jürgen Habermas' call for members of the Islamic faith to translate the moral-practical elements of their religion in post-metaphysical reasoing, wherein it can escape from its closed semantic universe and enter into democratic deliberations. Yet, I argue against Habermas' temperate call for the Muslim community to translate only the moral-practical elements or their religion. Rather, I argue for a return akin to the first generation of the Frankfurt School's radicality; Muslims should translate the monotheistic concept of tawhīd (divine oneness) into post-metaphysical reasoning, just as the first generation of critical theorists translated the Jewish theological concept of bilderverbot, the "image ban" of the Second Commandment of the Decalogue, into critical philosophy
Early critical theory of religion : the island of happiness by Rudolf J Siebert( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ayatollah Khomeini and the anatomy of the Islamic Revolution in Iran : toward a theory of prophetic charisma
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