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dc.contributor.authorTrigg, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T06:42:08Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-13T06:42:08Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationTrigg, C. (2018). Islam, puritanism, and secular time. American Literature, 90(4), 815-839. doi:10.1215/00029831-7208560en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9831en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/137036-
dc.description.abstractThis article reconsiders the legacy of American Puritanism in the context of the current controversy around “radical Islam.” The rise of Salafi jihadism has emboldened those who maintain that Islam is incompatible with Western secularity. Liberal responses to this claim frequently appeal to the United States’ allegedly Puritan past, suggesting that the United States is particularly well placed to deal with both radical Islamism and anti-Islamic prejudice because of the ecumenical pluralism that emerged from the colonial crucible of competing denominations. I interrogate this claim by reading liberal and conservative statements about Muslims in the contemporary United States alongside the writings of Roger Williams, whom many consider to be the father of American pluralism. I argue that the modern rhetoric of religious diversity mirrors the eschatological structure of Williams’s tenet of toleration, wherein Muslims are offered only temporary acceptance. In each case, the pluralism of the present is set off against an anticipated cultural homogeneity.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Literatureen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Duke University Press. All rights reserved. This paper was published in American Literature and is made available with permission of Duke University Press.en_US
dc.subjectHumanities::Religions::Islamen_US
dc.titleIslam, puritanism, and secular timeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1215/00029831-7208560-
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US
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dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.volume90en_US
dc.identifier.spage815en_US
dc.identifier.epage839en_US
dc.subject.keywordsRoger Williamsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsReligious Tolerationen_US
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