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Sharīʿa and the Islamic State in 19th-Century Sudan

The Mahdī’s Legal Methodology and Doctrine

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Aharon Layish

The Sudanese Mahdī headed a millenarian, revivalist, reformist movement in Islam, strongly inspired by Salafī and Ṣūfī ideas, in late 19th century in an attempt to restore the Caliphate of the Prophet and “Righteous Caliphs” in Medina. As the “Successor of the Prophet”, the Mahdī was conceived of as the political head of the Islamic state and its supreme religious authority. On the basis of his legal opinions, decisions, proclamations and “traditions” attributed to him, an attempt is made to reconstruct his legal methodology consisting of the Qurʾān, sunna, and inspiration ( ilhām) derived from the Prophet and God, its origins, and its impact on Islamic legal doctrine, and to assess his “legislation” as an instrument to promote his political, social and moralistic agenda.

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Edited by John Swinton and Brian Brock

This book significantly deepens the contemporary discussion of the theology and practice of adopting children. Though adoption appears prominently in Scripture, contemporary adoption practice has thus far proceeded without serious theological engagement. This book seeks to fill this gap by offering a theological and ethical perspective on adoption that not only clarifies and complicates contemporary understandings of adoption, but also throws fresh light on family, community, vocation, and even what it means to be human. Both interdisciplinary and international, the volume is brings together theologians and ethicists from Europe, the UK, Canada and the United States. A rich set of reflections from both practical and theoretical perspectives offers a unique and uniquely insightful vision of Christian adoption.

Contributors are: Dale P. Andrews, Jana Marguerite Bennett, Marco Derks, R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Bill McAlpine, Kirsten Sonkyo Oh, Sarah Shea, Paul Shrier, Henning Theißen, Hans. G. Ulrich, Karin Ulrich-Eschemann, Heather Walton, Brent Waters, Nick Watson.

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Karen R.J. Murphy

which the Catholic Church is involved … courageous and fresh both in contents and in methodologies.” 17 The Dialogue’s more modest, yet “courageous and fresh” approach to dialogue, aspires not to structural unity, but to “mutual respect and understanding in matters of faith and practice” 18 and may

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Lucinda Martin and Leigh T.I. Penman

who regard it as the vehicle of a cohesive revelation. Since the deep division between students of an historically contextualized literature in the broadest sense of the term and students of mystical revelation is based on articles of faith and methodological premises, it is unlikely that such

Dār al-Islām Revisited

Territoriality in Contemporary Islamic Legal Discourse on Muslims in the West

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Sarah Albrecht

Where is dār al-islām, and who defines its boundaries in the 21st century? In Dār al-Islām Revisited. Territoriality in Contemporary Islamic Legal Discourse on Muslims in the West, Sarah Albrecht explores the variety of ways in which contemporary Sunni Muslim scholars, intellectuals, and activists reinterpret the Islamic legal tradition of dividing the world into dār al-islām, the “territory of Islam,” dār al-ḥarb, the “territory of war,” and other geo-religious categories. Starting with an overview of the rich history of debate about this tradition, this book traces how and why territorial boundaries have remained a matter of controversy until today. It shows that they play a crucial role in current discussions of religious authority, identity, and the interpretation of the shariʿa in the West.

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Mònica Colominas Aparicio

general perceptions of interreligious dynamics in the Middle Ages and of medieval man who often appears irrational and inclined towards violence. Consequently, using the theoretical and methodological tools provided by Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Identity Theory, the study has propounded a

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Karen R.J. Murphy

, rather than explicitly, to affirm both the punctiliar and processive nature of discipleship and formation through use of the term “following”. Divergences Methodological Actualization Agreement abounded between Catholics and Pentecostals on the fundamental definitions of discipleship and Christian

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Karen R.J. Murphy

persisting in the task of spreading Christian unity, the Catholic Church is currently being challenged to reassess its previous methodological approaches to ecumenism in light of the “fragmentation of the ecumenical landscape and … new forms of ecumenical networking and collaboration.” 63 The Catholic

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Sarah Albrecht

eventually left the country following the Baathist military coup in 1968, as he feared political persecution. He continued his studies in Cairo, where he was awarded an ma in comparative jurisprudence (1968) and a doctorate in legal methodology ( uṣūl al-fiqh ) (1973) from al-Azhar University. He then