Islam And War / Edition 1

Islam And War / Edition 1

by John Kelsay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664253024

ISBN-13: 9780664253028

Pub. Date: 05/19/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

This book explores questions regarding the justice of war and addresses the lack of comparative perspectives on the ethics of war, particularly with respect to Islam. John Kelsay begins with the war in the Persian Gulf, focusing on the role of Islamic symbols in the rhetoric of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He provides an overview of the Islamic tradition in

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This book explores questions regarding the justice of war and addresses the lack of comparative perspectives on the ethics of war, particularly with respect to Islam. John Kelsay begins with the war in the Persian Gulf, focusing on the role of Islamic symbols in the rhetoric of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He provides an overview of the Islamic tradition in regards to war and peace, and then focuses on the notion of religion as a just cause for war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664253028
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
05/19/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Note on Arabic Terms
Introduction1
1The Gulf War and Beyond: Thoughts on the Legacy of Saddam Hussein7
2The Islamic View of Peace29
3Religion as a Cause of War: Resort to War in the Islamic Tradition43
4Islam and the Conduct of War: The Question of Jus in Bello Restraints57
5Soldiers Without Portfolio: Irregular War in the Tradition of Islam77
6Religion and World Order111
Notes123
Select Bibliography137
Index143

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