Eric Vandenbroeck: At the beginning of the twentieth century, the term "Salafiyya" was linked to a transnational movement of Islamic reform whose proponents strove to reconcile their faith with the Enlightenment and modernity. Toward the end of the twentieth century, however, the Salafi movement became inexplicably antithetical to Islamic modernism. Its epicenter moved closer to Saudi Arabia and the term Salafiyya became virtually synonymous with Wahhabism.
Interviews with Eric Vandenbroeck
ON JULY 20, 1998, THE COVER OF NEWSWEEK WAS TITLED, "SCIENCE FINDS GOD." IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WESTERN SCIENCE AS IT CAME TO BE A RELIGIOUS BELIEF?