The Resource Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay

Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay

Label
Arguing the just war in Islam
Title
Arguing the just war in Islam
Statement of responsibility
John Kelsay
Creator
Subject
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
N$T
Dewey number
297.56242
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.W35
LC item number
K434 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Arguing the just war in Islam, John Kelsay
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
ocn436046013
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674033542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36148192
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436046013
  • acaebk067403354X

Library Locations

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