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Religious Pluralism and Democracy on Show in Egypt

May 31st, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Religious pluralism is one of the few, truly, modern, expressions. The term refers to the acceptance of a multitude of religions existing in harmony despite internal doctrinal differences and variations in external rituals and practices. Although the term itself hails only from the 20th century, one might argue that the idea has been around for much longer and has been part of a Muslim ethos from a very early period.

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Asma Afsaruddin

May 31st, 2011, Academia, Arabic, Author/Novelist, Bloomington, English, North America, North America, Religion, Think tank/Research center, USA, Women's Rights

Asma Afsaruddin

Asma Afsaruddin is Professor of Islamic Studies and chairperson of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Professor Afsaruddin received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and previously taught at Harvard and Notre Dame universities. Her fields of specialization are the religious and political thought of Islam, Qur’an and hadith, Islamic intellectual history, and gender.

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