Islamic Peace Ethics

Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Contemporary Islamic Thought

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Heydar Shadi
Studies on Peace Ethics
  • Bristol, CT: 
    ISD Distributors
    , January
     263 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Thomas Greene forthcoming.


This book addresses the arguments of contemporary Muslim thinkers regarding war and peace. It takes into account the confessional, geographical and ideological diversity of Islamic peace ethics and includes papers on peace ethics by different groups and scholars who represent both the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam, as well as on different attitudes towards violence from pacifism and traditionalism to fundamentalism and jihadism. The chapters of the book discuss the topic from different disciplinary perspectives, such as theology, philosophy, religious studies, cultural studies and the political sciences.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Heydar Shadi is Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Sanskt-Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy.

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