Change And Changeability: Ethics Of Disagreement And Public Space In Islamic Thought

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Show simple item record Bülent Şenay 2013-04-19T09:42:57Z 2013-04-19T09:42:57Z 2013-04-19
dc.description.abstract The paper advocates that a middle ground between the many theories attempting to explain Islam and its view on the relationship between politics and religion is provided by the textual and discursive approaches. Islamist and/or Islamic revivalist movements are essentially concerned with the relationship between religion and social reality in the context of ‘change’. Worldly politics and the hermeneutics of disagreement also essentially deal with ‘change’ and ‘public space’. What is ‘changeable’ and what is ‘unchangeable’ is a question of hermeneutics. Understanding a text is a human enterprise, and as such it is likely to create ‘difference’ of opinion. But while disagreement triggers conflict, proper understanding and application of a systematic hermeneutics leads to an ethics of disagreement which eventually allows for a modus vivendi in the public space. It is thus important for any tradition to have a hermeneutical framework towards an ethics of disagreement. In the particular case of Islam it is not difficult to find such a hermeneutical methodology that allows for differences and otherness to live side by side, towards unity in diversity. It only needs to be reappraised. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.subject Ethics ru_RU
dc.subject hermeneutics ru_RU
dc.subject disagreement ru_RU
dc.subject Islam ru_RU
dc.subject reflexivity ru_RU
dc.title Change And Changeability: Ethics Of Disagreement And Public Space In Islamic Thought ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU

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