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Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

1st Edition

Edited by Maribel Fierro


1,520 pages

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Hardback: 9780415820455
pub: 2013-10-01
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To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest scholarship to address and answer this question. It explores the terminology on religious ‘deviation’ found in Islamic texts, and looks at specific debated issues that shed light on the implications of the theoretical discussions.

The readership for this collection will be wide: teachers and students in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology will all welcome this essential work of reference.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Orthodoxy and Heresy: Dynamics and Debates Part 2: Sects and Heresiography: Inclusion and Exclusion Part 3: Accusation, Condemnation and Persecution Part 4: Apostasy and Blasphemy Part 5: Debating Prophecy: Finality, Continuity and Rejection

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

Our Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series spans a number of subject areas that are closely linked to the religion. From Islamic Law through to Islam and Globalization, the series includes a whole range of titles under the broad subject heading of Islamic Studies. Upcoming titles include, Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur'an and Early Years of Islam.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies