Draws at the Bosnian state of affairs to argue for a reconciliation among modernity and tradition.
One of Bosnia’s best intellectuals explains the Bosnian adventure through critiquing the politics and beliefs that led to the nice destruction—both fabric and spiritual—of Bosnia and Herzegovina. those incisive and theologically profound essays handle the disagreement among the West and Islam because the writer explores the world of humanity’s long-standing look for the roots of evil within the twin nature of mankind to achieve perception into methods of attaining peace. via drawing at the Bosnian scenario, the writer explores questions of identification and otherness, wisdom and transcendence, authority and authoritarianism, and culture and fundamentalism, and he argues for a reconciliation among modernity and culture for the advantage of sleek coexistence, not only in his place of birth yet during the world.
"Mahmutcehajic's present assortment is critical, not just for any software of resuscitating Bosnia-Herzegovina, but additionally, and maybe extra importantly for Western readers, as a guidebook for coexistence in an more and more fractured and ideologically polarized world." — Ivo Banac, editor of Eastern Europe in Revolution
"Sarajevo Essays is simply the most recent facts that Rusmir Mahmutcehajic is without doubt one of the extra very important writers and thinkers within the former Yugoslavia. His imaginative and prescient is a particular combination of Bosnian heritage, interreligious communique, and reflections on secularism, liberal democracy, nationalism, and faith. He embraces tolerance, democracy, and the potential for actual non secular dedication that's not particular, yet quite that turns into a rationale for mutual understanding." — Michael A. Sells, writer of The Bridge Betrayed: faith and Genocide in Bosnia