By Peter D. Beaulieu

Peter D. Beaulieu examines the problem posed by—and to—modernity and historical Islam as they come upon each other. He compares the Western separation of Church and nation with the unitary Islamic kingdom, and explores the proposed cultural and societal rules of the second one Vatican Council as very likely influencing long term occasions in either arenas. Beaulieu’s examine is finished and richly documented, but bargains an obtainable triangular inquiry into the mosque, the manger, and modernity. by means of restoring a spot on the desk for Trinitarian Christianity along the engulfing monotheism of Islam and the choice skepticism of Western rationalism, this inquiry broadens the pallet of inter-religious and intercultural touch issues. Beyond Secularism and Jihad? offers balanced realization to the diversities in addition to the similarities among Christianity, Islam, and modernity. An rising topic is ordinary legislation, that's common and intrinsic to all mankind and never limited to competing theologies. overlooked within the West that it helped create, ordinary legislation may possibly give a contribution to the wanted “grammar” for discussion among the electorate within the West and the fans of Islam.

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