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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A critical analysis of the Islamic discourse of interfaith dialogue
by Provencher, Laura Elizabeth, M.A., The University of Arizona, 2010, 124; 1482326
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis presents a critical analysis of the contemporary Islamic discourse of interfaith dialogue (IFD) founded on normative examinations of the Qur’an and hadith. Expanding from this baseline, theories of religious universalism and particularism are engaged as well as underlying themes of humanism, social stability, and acceptance of God’s will. These are further placed along a Dove-Hawk framework to demonstrate the patterns underlying interpretations regarding the legitimacy of IFD in situations of conflict. It examines the writings and speeches of nine recent and contemporary Muslim intellectual-activists scholars. This analysis reveals a fragmented discourse, which is generally supportive of IFD, and indicates limits to the religious legitimization of IFD during Christian-Muslim hostilities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lucas, Scott C.
Commitee: Boum, Aomar, Ghosn, Faten
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Near Eastern Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies
Keywords: Conflict, Hawk Dove, Interfaith dialogue, Islam, Peacebuilding, Religious pluralism
Publication Number: 1482326
ISBN: 978-1-124-25027-4
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