The Resource Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay

Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay

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Arguing the just war in Islam
Title
Arguing the just war in Islam
Statement of responsibility
John Kelsay
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Language
eng
Summary
Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. How Islam, with more than one billion followers, interprets jihad and establishes its precepts has become a critical issue for both the Muslim and the non-Muslim world. This book provides a systematic account of how Islam's central texts interpret jihad, guiding us through the historical precedents and Qur'anic sources upon which today's claims to doctrinal truth and legitimate authority are made. Making use of original sources, religion professor Kelsay delves into the tradition of shari'a--Islamic jurisprudence and reasoning--and shows how it defines jihad as the Islamic analogue of the Western "just" war. He traces the arguments of thinkers over the centuries who have debated the legitimacy of war, and demonstrates how contemporary Muslims across the political spectrum continue this quest for a realistic ethics of war within the Islamic tradition.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1953-
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Kelsay, John
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.W35
LC item number
K434 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • War
  • Jihad
  • Just war doctrine
  • Islam and politics
Label
Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sources -- Shariʻa reasoning -- Politics, ethics, and war in premodern Islam -- Armed resistance and Islamic tradition -- Military action and political authority -- Muslim argument and the war on terror
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674033542
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99977116795
System control number
(NhCcYBP)3098168
Label
Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sources -- Shariʻa reasoning -- Politics, ethics, and war in premodern Islam -- Armed resistance and Islamic tradition -- Military action and political authority -- Muslim argument and the war on terror
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674033542
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99977116795
System control number
(NhCcYBP)3098168

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