War and peace in Islam : a critique of Islamic/ist political discourses / S.M. Farid Mirbagheri
- Mirbagheri, Farid
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 214 pages ; 23 cm.
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Islamic Discourses: Definitions and Background -- 1.1.A question of definition: what is Islam? -- 1.2.From Islamic revivalism to fundamentalism: a brief narrative of contemporary leading figures in political Islam -- 2.Contextualising Islam or Islamicising Context: Debates on the Role of Islam in Politics -- 2.1.Islamic Gnosticism and critical theory -- 2.2.Islam and international relations -- 2.3.Secular Islam versus politicised Islam -- 3.The Concepts of War and Peace and Their Comparative Positions in an Islamic Context -- 3.1.What is war and what is peace? A question of definitions, Islamic and Western -- 3.2.Universalism in Islam and the West and the narrated history -- 3.3.Hermeneutics, Islam and the West and the dialogue of civilisations -- 4.The Question of Jihad -- 4.1.The definition of the term jihad -- 4.2.The issue of just war and jihad -- 4.3.Jihad: political violence and/or religious piety? -- 5.Current Conflicts and Muslim and Islamist States: Two Contemporary Cases -- 5.1.War and peace in Iraq: political philosophy versus organised violence -- 5.2.Iran: cold peace versus hot war, conflict in transition.
- 9780230220614 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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