The Resource Islam and the challenge of democracy, Khaled Abou El Fadl ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman

Islam and the challenge of democracy, Khaled Abou El Fadl ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman

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Islam and the challenge of democracy
Title
Islam and the challenge of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Abou El Fadl ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman
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Language
eng
Summary
The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
297.2/72
Index
index present
LC call number
BP173.7
LC item number
.A264 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Islam and the challenge of democracy, Khaled Abou El Fadl ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman
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Copyright
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"A Boston Review book."
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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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
Islam and the challenge of democracy / Khaled Abou El Fadl -- Change from within / Nader A. Hashemi -- Democracy and conflict / Jeremy Waldron -- The best hope / Noah Feldman -- The primacy of political philosophy / M.A. Muqtedar Khan -- The importance of context / A. Kevin Reinhart -- Is liberalism Islam's only answer / Saba Mahmood -- Popular support first / Bernard Haykel -- Too far from tradition / Mohammad H. Fadel -- Revealed law and democracy / David Novak -- Practice and theory / John L. Esposito -- Islam is not the problem / William B. Quandt
Control code
ocn907676565
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Extent
1 online resource (139 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691119380
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt149t6fw
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not applicable
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.b33282675
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907676565
  • ebsco1400873207

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