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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 00:29
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:16
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2891

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