The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Paperback | April 18, 2007

byAbdulaziz Sachedina

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This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines. His book critically analyzes Muslim teachings on such issues aspluralism, civil society, war and peace, and violence and self-sacrifice.

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This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines. His book critically analyzes Muslim teachings on such issues aspluralism, civil society, war and peace, and...

Abdulaziz Sachedina is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.1 × 9.02 × 0.71 inPublished:April 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195326016

ISBN - 13:9780195326017

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ForewardAcknowledgements1. The Search for Democratic Pluralism in Islam2. The People are One Community3. Compete with One Another in Good Works4. Forgiveness Toward Mankind5. Epilogue

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Reasserts Islam's potential as a source of tolerance and pluralism. One can only hope that this wok is translated into Arabic and widely read by Muslims."Middleeast Journal