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 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Solomon Schimmel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a passionate yet analytical critique of and polemic against Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural fundamentalists. It examines the ways in which otherwise intelligent and bright Jews, ... More


 Faith, Revelation, and Reason

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines medieval and modern views about the meanings of reason, belief, faith, revelation, and truth, and the relationships between them. It provides moving testimony from a devout ... More


Canons, Traditions and Cosmopolitanism: Choosing the “Units” of Analysis

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Can we turn to new and different intellectual resources without reproducing the categories and modes of inquiry pertaining to a Westcentric understanding of political theory? In order to avoid ... More


Dispute and Disagreement

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author comments on the disbelief of the English in Junab Muhumud's prophetical office and in the noble Koran. After the death of Hussurut Eesa, four of his apostles — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and ... More


The Astronomical Situation around the Year 1000

Bradldy E. SchaeFer

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Humanity has a long record of reacting strongly to heavenly spectacles. Celestial events can be regarded as omens for many reasons. Eclipses and meteor showers impress any observer with the awesome ... More


Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Abdelwahab Meddeb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In his fifth essay since 9/11 on the subject of Islam and violence, the author again makes the urgent case for an Islamic reformation, particularly in Western Europe, home to millions of Muslims, ... More


Surrender and Capitulation in the Middle East in the Age of the Crusades

John France

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The great age of crusading in the Middle East, from 1095 to 1291, witnessed a collision between peoples inspired by rival religions, each of which had its own conception of Holy War. Crusading was ... More


The Koran

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter discusses a Muslim view of God as expounded by Mohammed Iqbal, one of the most renowned 20th-century poet-philosophers of Islam. Iqbal set out to construct a Muslim doctrine of God and ... More


The People Are One Community

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139914
eISBN:
9780199848935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139914.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter characterizes religion as a major contributor to the seemingly endless conflicts between different persuasions and cultures. These conflicts and the attendant atrocities committed against ... More


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