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A Child from the Village

Sayyid Qutb
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by John Calvert and William Shepard

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1075-5    |    2016

Cloth $22.95    |    0-8156-0805-5    |    2004

ebook 978-0-8156-0807-3

This tender memoir chronicles the early years of Sayyid Qutb, one of Egypt’s most influential radical Islamist thinkers and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"The child’s eye, feelings, emotions, as well as the comments of a grown-up writer present valuable information for students who are interested in the modern history of Egypt as well as those who are interested in the history of Egyptian culture. In addition, the book provides scholars of Qutb’s ideology with the texture of life that produced, and still produces, such an ideology, in which the cry for social and political justice is mixed with a utopian adherence to a divine law."—Nasr Abu-Zayd, author of Rethinking the Qur’an: Towards a Humanistic Hermeneutics

  A Child from the Village

  Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and prominent Islamist revivalist figure whose career spanned the middle decades of this century. John Calvert is professor of history at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the author of numerous books, including Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism. William Shepard was professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of The Faith of a Modern Muslim Intellectual: The Religious Aspects and Implications of the Writings of Ahmad Amin and Sayyid Qutb and Islamic Activism: A Translation and Critical Analysis of "Social Justice in Islam."

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