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Roy Jackson

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the origins and development of political authority in the Islamic world. From the laylat al-qadr, the “night of power” in which the Qur'an symbolically “came down” from God, to ... More


Security and Belief in the Rhetoric of the Sermon

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins by examining a sermon that was preached on the special occasion of the visit of President Sadat to Minya in December 1978. This was the chief executive's first visit to this ... More


The House of Wisdom

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on how the Muslim conquest of Egypt at around AD 642 effected a profound cultural transformation and set the stage for a novel and radically international phase in the struggle ... More


Nostra Aetate

Gavin D’Costa

in The Reception of Vatican II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190625795
eISBN:
9780190625832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625795.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Vatican II’s Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate, marks a key shift in the Church’s pastoral approach to the non-Christian religions, one that has ... More


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