Beyond secularism and jihad? : a triangular inquiry into the mosque, the manger, and modernity
- Peter D. Beaulieu.
- Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, Inc., ©2012.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xxiv, 453 pages)
- Beaulieu, Peter D.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. New York to Rome and Istanbul
- 2. Islam and the map: Life of Mohammed ; The passion of Islam : some views ; The crooked lines of history ; Religion in history/eternity in time ; Islam : a Christian "heresy"?
- 3. The mosque : Shari'a and the world: The Qur'an and the New Testament ; Submission and freedom in the world ; Natural law and Shari'a ; The Islamic State.
- 4. The manger : the human person in the world: "Separation" of Church and State ; Inward and outward engagement : the two Vatican Councils ; Human dignity and the common good ; The just war : Ideology or discernment?
- 5. Modernity : monologues and conversations: The third encounter ; Mirror twins : the crisis of Islam and modernity ; Faith, reason and science ; Paradise lies at the feet of mothers ; The commandment of love : a Muslim request.
- 6. Present to the presence: More than faith and religion ; Intellect and faith ; Will and politics ; Memory and images ; An uncommon word.
- Bibliography -- Index.
Peter D. Beaulieu examines the challenge posed by-and to-modernity and historic Islam as they encounter one another. He compares the Western separation of Church and state with the unitary Islamic State, and explores the proposed cultural and societal principles of the Second Vatican Council as potentially influencing long-term events in both arenas. Beaulieu's research is comprehensive and richly documented, yet offers an accessible triangular inquiry into the mosque, the manger, and modernity. By restoring a place at the table for Trinitarian Christianity alongside the engulfing monotheism of Islam and the alternative skepticism of Western rationalism, this inquiry broadens the pallet of inter-religious and intercultural contact points. Beyond Secularism and Jihad? provides balanced attention to the differences as well as the similarities between Christianity, Islam, and modernity. An emerging theme is natural law, which is universal and intrinsic to all mankind and not confined to competing theologies. Neglected in the West that it helped create, natural law might contribute to the needed "grammar" for dialogue between the citizens in the West and the followers of Islam.
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- Publication date
- 9780761858386 (electronic bk.)
- 0761858385 (electronic bk.)
- 9780761858386 (e-book)
- 9780761858379 (cloth alk. paper)