Submit to the Dropbox by midnight Sunday.  Examine the section of “Working with Evidence” entitled “Contending for Islam.”  Write a 700-900 word essay based on any three of the four document excerpts in that section, addressing one of the following question-clusters:

  • Submit to the Dropbox by midnight Sunday.  Examine the section of “Working with Evidence” entitled “Contending for Islam.”  Write a 700-900 word essay based on any three of the four document excerpts in that section, addressing one of the following question-clusters:
  • What are the core concerns that divide these authors? What historical circumstances might help to account for the very different understandings of Islam that are reflected in these documents?
  • How do you think Kemal Ataturk would have responded to later Islamic modernists such as Skeikh Kabir and/or Saira Kham?

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