Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations puts forward a discussion of how the notion of conscience may unite Muslim and Christians across religious divides, as well as examining the relation between selfhood and otherness in interfaith dialogue. The author explores how the notion of conscience has been dealt with by modern Egyptian authors and discusses their works in light of how Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt have evolved during the modern period.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction: Horizon and Focus, Terms and Methods 1. Horizon and Focus 2. Terms, Concepts and Methods Part 2: Christian Conscience and Islamic Ethics 3. The Self and the Other in Christian and European Discourses of Conscience 4. Islamic Ethics – Knowing with Whom? Part 3: Interlude: The Semantics of Damir 5. Conscience in Arabic: The Semantics of Damir Part 4: Al-Damir in Modern Egyptian Muslim Authors 6. The Notions of Al-Damir and Wijdan in Egyptian Reformers and Writers 7. ‘Abbas Mahmud Al-‘Aqqad (1889-1964): Ethico-Religious Internalisation, Human Conscience and Islamic Apologetics 8. Khalid Muhammad Khalid (1920-1996): Conscience, Human Authenticity and Islamic Democracy 9. M. Kamil Husayn (1901-1977): Conscience as the Law of Inhibition and the Voice of God 10 . Christians and Muslims in Egypt: United or Separated by Modernity? 11. Conclusions to Part Four Part 5: Concluding Discussions 12. Wronging the Self, Wronging the Other: Conscience and Ethics in Modernity 13. Conscience in Interreligious Dialogue: Telling the Story of Oneself as Another 14. Knowing with God: Face to Face with the Other?