Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
1.4.1 Max Weber and Modernity
Was modernity driven by shifts in technology, economics, or politics? According to this Crash Course Sociology video, Max Weber would argue that the West’s way of thinking, and particularly the presence of rationalization, represent the defining shift in modernity.
What is the difference between traditionalism and and modernity? When did it begin?
What role did the Protestant Reformation play in the transition from traditionalism to modernity?
What are the three elements of social stratification?
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.