A Critical Analysis of the Islamic Discourse of Interfaith Dialogue

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193449
Title:
A Critical Analysis of the Islamic Discourse of Interfaith Dialogue
Author:
Provencher, Laura Elizabeth
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
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.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
conflict; hawk dove; Interfaith Dialogue; Islam; peacebuilding; religious pluralism
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Near Eastern Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lucas, Scott C
Committee Chair:
Lucas, Scott C

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Critical Analysis of the Islamic Discourse of Interfaith Dialogueen_US
dc.creatorProvencher, Laura Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorProvencher, Laura Elizabethen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectconflicten_US
dc.subjecthawk doveen_US
dc.subjectInterfaith Dialogueen_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
dc.subjectpeacebuildingen_US
dc.subjectreligious pluralismen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNear Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLucas, Scott Cen_US
dc.contributor.chairLucas, Scott Cen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBoum, Aomaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGhosn, Fatenen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11238en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261082en_US
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