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  1. Joshua’s Jihad? A Reexamination of Religious Violence in the Christian and Islamic Traditions.Matthew J. Kuiper - 2012 - Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 29 (2):149-169.
    Examples of scriptural and historic militancy in Christianity and Islam are frequently compared today without sufficient attention to the complexity of the subject within each tradition. Through an examination of relevant biblical and Qur’anic materials, and of episodes in later history, this article attempts a fresh examination of violence in the two traditions. It argues that the tensions in each tradition related to violence, while similar in some ways, are quite distinct in others. In light of this, thoughts are suggested (...)
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  • Islamo-Arabic Culture and Women’s Law: An Introduction to the Sociology of Women’s Law in Islam.Abbas Mehregan - 2016 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 29 (2):405-424.
    The present paper addresses the mutual relationship between society and law in shaping women’s law in Islam from the perspective of the sociology of law. It analyzes the role of pre-Islamic social, political, and economic structures in the Arabian Peninsula in modeling women’s law and highlights some customary laws which were rejected or revived and integrated in Islamic jurisprudence. In this regard, the paper reviews issues such as polygyny, rights to inheritance, marriage, the process of testimony and acceptable forms of (...)
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  • Globalization and the Politics of Religious Knowledge.P. Mandaville - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (2):101-115.
    Globalizing processes have rendered as analytically insufficient accounts of authority in the Muslim world that rely exclusively on the interaction between text, discursive method and personified knowledge. The construction and negotiation of globalized authority in Islam, it is argued, can only be understood by reference to a set of pluralizing processes that intensify and in some instances radicalize a tendency towards authoritative pluralism that has long been present in Islam. This can be understood in terms of functionalization, or changes in (...)
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