Democratic virtue, comparative ethics, and contemporary Islam

Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (4):697-707 (2005)
This essay illustrates the kind of moral analysis Jeffrey Stout advocates in "Democracy and Tradition" by way of examining a conversation among Muslims that took place between June and December 2002. Their debate centers on al-Qaìda's legitimacy as God's chosen defender of Islam, which is called into question due to the tension between al-Qaìda's military tactics and the concepts of honorable combat held within the Islamic tradition. This giving and taking of reasons in both defense and detraction of al-Qaìda's tactics demonstrates the living reality of Islamic tradition--the ongoing process of striving to discern God's will in light of communal agreements about the authority of certain texts and the validity of established rules for interpreting them
Keywords jihad  divine law governance  Shari`a reasoning  comparative religious ethics  Jeffrey Stout
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2005.00245.x
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Democracy and Tradition.Jeffrey Stout - 2005 - Princeton University Press.
Comparative Ethics, a Common Morality, and Human Rights.Sumner B. Twiss - 2005 - Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (4):649-657.

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Comments on Six Responses to Democracy and Tradition.Jeffrey Stout - 2005 - Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (4):709-744.
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