Film, Video What Went Wrong... and Why

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What Went Wrong... and Why
Bernard Lewis of Princeton University and Mohammed Arkoun of the Sorbonne University discuss relations between the Middle East and the Western nations.
Event Date
May 07, 2002
-  For many years in Europe, Mohammed Arkoun has advocated a rigorous and critical study of Islam which has resonated in the United States among scholars of philosophical and religious thought, who well appreciate the need for critical studies of religious texts. Arkoun emphasized that, in contrast to new reports, an Islamic revival is not grounded in militant movements. He explores not only theology, revelation and mysticism in Islam, but the concept of the person and the role of the law and civil society.
-  Lewis, who is well known for his studies of the relationships between Islam and the West, explicated the range of lively interchange and deep misunderstanding that has characterized these relationships over time.
Running Time
1 hours 38 minutes 17 seconds
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