Asma Barlas

Retired Professor, Politics


Re-Understanding Islam: A Double Critique (Spinoza lectures delivered at the University of Amsterdam)

(Amsterdam, the Netherlands: van Gorcum, 2008).

Table of Contents


Spinoza Lecture I
“Believing Women” in Islam: Between Secular and Religious Politics and Theology
Framework of this lecture
Why say no?
Why say yes?
Secular fundamentalisms
Saying no, saying yes

Spinoza Lecture II
Would Spinoza Understand Me? Europe, Islam, and the Mirror of Difference
Framework of this lecture
Three traveling tropes
Repetition/Repression and other questions