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What is best about Gellner’s slim volume, apart from his very learned style and biting wit, is his recognition of the appeal of religious fundamentalism not to just the masses but to intelligent and educated ernset as well.

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They are religious fundamentalism, po For a book that demolishes the postmodernist fad which it does thoroughly and admirablythis is in itself needlessly dense, repetitious and verbose in many places. How can we account for the extraordinary strength of Islam in the modern world? As this was written in the early s, Gellner’s views on fundamentalism and specifically Islamic fundamentalism are dated and of little relevance to anyone trying to understand the present and continuing worldwide surge in Islamic terrorism – Gellner is instead mostly concerned with the Iranian Revolution.


In Association with Bibliophile South Asia. They are religious fundamentalism, postmodern relativism, and enlightenment rationalism. This shrewd and penetrating book, written by one of the world’s most highly respected social thinkers, digs into the heart fo the controversy between Islam and the West.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Request removal from index. Aug 04, Anubha rated it liked it. Gellner comes close to polemics at times, and these are the only parts of the book that are genuinely enjoyable to read. This despite the text being almost a quarter century old. For whatever reason that collaboration came to naught, and Ahmed’s contribution was published separately. Will rated it liked it Jul 05, Be the first to ask a question about Postmodernism, Reason and Religion.

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Faran rated it really liked it Aug 26, On questions of faith and by extension truththere are three main ideological options available to us, Gellner argues.


Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 17 4: Gellner finds the explanation in the relationship between high culture and low culture within Islam, where the high culture, previously the achievement ppostmodernism the minority, has now become the pervasive culture of the entire society. As I’m personally a strong adherent of the third of the above mentioned options, enlightenment rationalism, I came away a bit disappointed in what little Gellner had to say about it especially since Gellner was a rationalist renest.

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JM rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Books by Ernest Gellner. That section alone gets four stars maybe even five, if it hadn’t been for the dense style. Levan Ramishvili rated it liked it Mar 10, Review anx “No one who has flirted with or been puzzled by post-modernism, or wondered about the meaning of resurgent Islam should fail to read this “tour de force which brings the two so surprisingly and successfully together. Jordan rated it did not like it Dec 23, In Postmodernism, Reason and ReligionErnest Gellner suggests that we face three ideological options at the present time: Tibi – – Theory, Culture and Society 12 1: Faisal Buzdar rated it liked it Sep 11, Ernest Gellner was a prominent British-Czech philosopher, social anthropologist, and writer on nationalism.