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ARKOUN, MOHAMMED

ARKOUN, MOHAMMED (b. 1928), Algerian Islamic scholar and writer. One of today's leading Arab Muslim intellectuals, Arkoun is involved in the sensitive task of reinterpreting and recasting the classical religious, legal, and philosophical traditions through a sophisticated hermeneutical system inspired by contemporary Western critical methodologies, a task that has made him a controversial participant in the creation of a modern Arabo-Islamic critical discourse. Arkoun was born on 2 January 19 ...more

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