The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism
Oxford University Press, Dec 8, 2000 - Religion - 192 pages
This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines. His book critically analyzes Muslim teachings on such issues as pluralism, civil society, war and peace, and violence and self-sacrifice.
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