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【Jonathan Benthall|Academia】Building a Reform Movement: Could Muslims Emulate Nineteenth Century Judaism?

Let us start from the premise, though not all social scientists would agree, that religious doctrines generate their own ideological dynamic distinct from the markers of language, […]


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By Jonathan Benthall

Jonathan Benthall is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London, and former Director of the Royal Anthropological Institute, where he founded the journal Anthropology Today. His publications include The Best of “Anthropology Today” (editor, 2002), The Charitable Crescent: Politics of aid in the Muslim world (with Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan, 2003, new edition 2009), Returning to Religion: Why a secular age is haunted by faith (2008) and Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the “Age of Terror” and Beyond (co-edited with Robert Lacey, 2014). He reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement.

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