The deforming lens of ideology


Because of the tendency to favour the textual dimension while underestimating the social dimension of the phenomenon, relations between Islam and the West are no longer addressed through an analysis of religious phenomena, but by defining those relations within ideological dimensions. The trap of our times is this: we forget that a religious phenomenon is living and evolving in its own historical context.

Because of the tendency to favour the textual dimension while underestimating the social dimension of the phenomenon, relations between Islam and the West are no longer addressed through an analysis of religious phenomena, but by defining those relations within ideological dimensions. The trap of our times is this: we forget that a religious phenomenon is living and evolving in its own historical context.

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