State, Science, Religion and Islam: Modern Europe Between Positivism and Christian Apology
Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere - A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam - Dietrich Jung
Dietrich Jung [+]
University of Southern Denmark
Dietrich Jung is a Professor and Head of Department at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He holds a MA in Political Science and Islamic Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Hamburg, Germany and has large field experience in the Muslim world. He has published numerous scholarly articles on causes of war, peace and conflict studies, political Islam, modern Turkey and on conflicts in the Middle East. His most recent book (edited with Catharina Raudvere) is Religion, Politics, and Turkey’s EU Accession (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Guided by my four analytical levels of the public sphere, this chapter will analyze the intellectual, social and political environment in which European scholars shaped the modern images of religion and Islam.