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Islam, Peacemaking and Terrorism

Duncan, Bruce (2015) Islam, Peacemaking and Terrorism. Australasian Catholic Record, 92 (2). pp. 204-224. ISSN 0727-3215

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    This article compares the just war traditions in Islam and in the West, particularly in the Catholic Church. It considers how God is understood in different religious and cultural contexts, and how constraints developed on violence and war. The author examines the unique context for the use of violence in Islamic traditions from the time of Muhammad. Extremist movements within Islam have challenged much of the just war analogues, and the Wahhabi movements in recent yeas spread through many Muslim countries, encouraging terrorist acts. Western and Muslim scholars and leaders have attempted to curb these extremist voices and reinterpret Muslim texts and traditions for peaceful global coexistence.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Muhhamad, Islam, terrorism, Ansary, Qur'an, shari'a, Feldman,Esposito, vioelnce, Pope Paul VI, John Paul II, Sachedina, Kelsay, Said, jihad, ijtihad, dar al-Islam, dar al-Harb, al-Wahhab, ibn Taymiyya, Allen, al-Banna, Mawdudi, Sayyid Qutb, Nardin, bin Laden, al-Raziq,Hashmi, Pope Francis, Bujar Nishami,
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:29
    Last Modified: 08 May 2017 10:29
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1835

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