Standing on an Isthmus

Standing on an Isthmus : Islamic Narratives on Peace and War in Palestinian Territories

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Standing on an Isthmus examines how religious beliefs, commitments, and traditions shape social action such as promoting either violent or peaceful behavior by analyzing different Islamic interpretations of war and peace in Palestine and seeks to answer the question: What is the best strategy to empower those groups and individuals that support a nonviolent Islamic approach to actively pursue a just peace for all parties involved?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 639.56g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111116
  • 9780739111116

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Theoretical Reflections: Legitimacy, Conflict Resolution and Hermeneutics Chapter 3 The Text: Legitimacy in the Palestinian Context Chapter 4 The Text: Islam, War and Peace Chapter 5 The Context: History of Effect Chapter 6 The Context: Legitimating the Narrative of Peace and War in Palestine Chapter 7 The Non-Text: In Between Narratives Chapter 8 Conclusion: Musalaha
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About Ayse S. Kadayifci-Orellana

S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C.
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