❮KINDLE❯ ❄ God's Rule: Government And Islam ❁ Author Patricia Crone – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Patricia Crone's God's Rule is a fundamental reconstruction and analysis of Islamic political thought focusing on its intellectual development during the six centuries from the rise of Islam to the Mo Patricia Crone's God's Rule is Government And Epub à a fundamental reconstruction and analysis of Islamic political thought focusing on its intellectual development during the six centuries from the rise God's Rule: ePUB í of Islam to the Mongol invasions Based on a wide variety of primary sources including some not previously considered from the point of view of political thought Rule: Government And Kindle Ó this is the first book to examine the medieval Muslim answers to uestions crucial to any Western understanding of Middle Eastern politics today such as why states are necessary what functions they are meant to fulfill and whether or why they must be based on religious lawThe character of Muslim political thought differs fundamentally from its counterpart in the West The Christian West started with the conviction that truth both cognitive and moral and political power belonged to separate spheres Ultimately both power and truth originated with God but they had distinct historical trajectories and regulated different aspects of life The Muslims started with the opposite conviction truth and power appeared at the same time in history and regulated the same aspects of life In medieval Europe the disagreement over the relationship between religious authority and political power took the form of a protracted controversy regarding the roles of church and state In the medieval Middle East religious authority and political power were embedded in a single divinely sanctioned Islamic community a congregation and state made one The disagreement therefore took the form of a protracted controversy over the nature and function of the leadership of Islam itself Crone makes Islamic political thought accessible by relating it to the contexts in which it was formulated analyzing it in terms familiar to today's reader and where possible comparing it with medieval European and modern political thought By examining the ideological point of departure for medieval Islamic political thought Crone provides an invaluable foundation for a better understanding of contemporary Middle Eastern politics and current world events.
- 462 pages
- God's Rule: Government And Islam
- Patricia Crone
- 24 August 2016 Patricia Crone