On SAGE Insight: New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought

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From Studies in Christian Ethics

The focus of this project, New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought, concerns the ‘pre-modern’ or ‘long’ traditions of political thought in Islam and Christianity. Essays in this special issue make clear that the questions they debate out of classic theological sources in both Christianity and Islam (authority, representation, sovereignty, legitimacy) are of key significance for any long-term mutual understanding between the traditions.

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Afifi al-Akiti and  Joshua Hordern
New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought
Studies in Christian Ethics May 2016 29: 131-134, first published on December 29, 2015 doi:10.1177/0953946815623015

Abstract

The focus of this project, New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought, concerns the ‘pre-modern’ or ‘long’ traditions of political thought in Islam and Christianity. The renaissance in Christian political thought since World War II has not yet witnessed a sustained engagement with Islamic political thought. Meanwhile, the interface of religion and political life has increasingly become a major focus of academic and public discourse. By exploring the varied traditions of Islam and Christianity, this project seeks to retrieve and develop wisdom in political understanding with a view to enriching this discourse.

 

 

 

     
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