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By Youssef Courbage,Emmanuel Todd,George Holoch

ISBN-10: 0231150024

ISBN-13: 9780231150026

ISBN-10: 0231150032

ISBN-13: 9780231150033

We are instructed that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are at the verge of destroying one another. The demographics of 1 team stay gradual, whereas the inhabitants of the opposite has exploded, widening the cultural hole and all yet ensuring the outbreak of conflict. Leaving apart the media's sound and fury in this topic, measured research indicates one other truth taking form: rapprochement among those civilizations, benefitting from a common circulate guiding humanity because the Enlightenment.

This book's ancient and geographical sweep discredits the inspiration of a selected Islamic demography. the variety of fertility between Muslim ladies, for instance, is as various because the non secular habit between Muslims regularly. no matter if agnostics, fundamentalist Salafis, or al-Qaeda activists, Muslims are a various crew that proves the immutability and individuality of Islam. Youssef Courbage and Emmanuel Todd contemplate various levels of literacy, patriarchy, and shielding reactions between minority Muslim teams internationally, underscoring the large secularization flow spreading all through Arab and Muslim populations. during this regard, they argue, there's little or no to differentiate the evolution of Islam from the heritage of Christianity, with the Muslim global now stepping into an international modernity. delicate to demographic variables and their mirrored image of non-public and social truths, Courbage and Todd successfully upend a deadly meme, within which a fractured international is thought to be just about concern as a result of a scourge of closed cultures and males made various via religion.

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