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Islam and reconciliation: a hermeneutical and sociological approach

Herbert, David E. J. (2006). Islam and reconciliation: a hermeneutical and sociological approach. In: Tombs, D. and Liechty, J. eds. Explorations in reconciliation: new directions in theology. Ashgate, pp. 34–56.

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Abstract

This article combines sociological and hermeneutical approaches to ideas and practices of reconciliation in Islamic tradition, arguing that it is important to understand both the meanings of reconciliation for social actors, and the cultural and structural constraints and resources available to them. Hence it reviews in turn the use of texts relevant to understandings of reconciliation by Muslim intepreters, examples of reconciling practices in contemporary Muslim communities, and broader arguments concerning the character and structure of Muslim communites and societies, and the relationship between Islam, civil society, democracy and human rights.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7546-5184-3, 978-0-7546-5184-0
Keywords: Islam; human rights; civil society; reconciliation; non-violence
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 5005
Depositing User: David Herbert
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5005
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