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Putting Islam to WorkEducation, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt$
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Gregory Starrett

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520209268

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001

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The Path of Clarification

The Path of Clarification

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(p.126) CHAPTER 5 The Path of Clarification
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Putting Islam to Work
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Gregory Starrett

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0005

This chapter reviews several processes that change the Islamic tradition, not only by molding it into a new format, but also by folding the child's experience of daily life into his understanding of God's will. It looks at the interpretation of culture and the culture of interpretation, and shows how elementary schools introduce students to the proper political and social use of official religious texts. The chapter then discusses the goals of modern religious education at the primary level, and the ways textbook authors emphasize Islam's place in a child's daily life. It also studies the school and family as sources of moral authority, and identifies several supplements to the public sector instructional media.

Keywords:   Islamic tradition, God's will, official religious texts, religious education, moral authority, instructional media, public sector

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