Islam, the state, and political authority : medieval issues and modern concerns (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Islam, the state, and political authority : medieval issues and modern concerns

Author: Asma Afsaruddin
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Middle East today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume, written by recognized experts, deal with some of the most critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods. Each chapter provides a historically grounded and in-depth discussion of issues as diverse as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology, Shi'i conceptions of statecraft, notions of public duty, and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asma Afsaruddin
ISBN: 9780230116559 0230116558 9781349297207 1349297208
OCLC Number: 727047920
Description: vi, 255 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Asma Afsaruddin --
Medieval Section. Justification of Political Authority in Medieval Sunni Thought / Hayrettin Yucesoy ; Alfarabi and the Foundation of Political Theology in Islam / Massimo Campanini ; Alfarabi's Goal: Political Philosophy, Not Political Theology / Charles Butterworth ; Prophecy, Imamate, and Political Rule among the Ikhwan al-Safa / Carmela Baffioni ; Responsibilities of Political Office in a Shi'i Caliphate and the Delineation of Public Duties under the Fatimids / Paul Walker ; Ibn Taymiyya on Islamic Governance / Banan Malkawi and Tamara Sonn. --
Modern Section. Theologizing about Democracy: A Critical Appraisal of Mawdudi's Thought / Asma Afsaruddin ; The Political Philosophy of Islamic Resurgence / Muqtedar Khan ; Rethinking the Relationship between Religion and Liberal Democracy: Overcoming the Problems of Secularism in Muslim Societies / Nader Hashemi ; Minarchist Political Islam / Anas Malik ; Wilayat al-Faqih and Democracy/ Mohsen Kadivar ; Anwar al-'Awlaqi against the Islamic Legal Tradition / Andrew March.
Series Title: Middle East today.
Responsibility: edited by Asma Afsaruddin.
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The expert essays in this volume deal with critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods, such as the nature of government, the relationship  Read more...

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