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The Resource Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought, Michael Cook, (electronic resource)

Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought, Michael Cook, (electronic resource)

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Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought
Title
Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cook
Title variation
Commanding Right & Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What kind of duty do we have to try to stop other people doing wrong? The question is intelligible in just about any culture, but few of them seek to answer it in a rigourous fashion. The most striking exception is found in the Islamic tradition, where 'commanding right' and 'forbidding wrong' is a central moral tenet already mentioned in the Koran. As an historian of Islam whose research has ranged widely over space and time, Michael Cook is well placed to interpret this complex subject. His book represents the first sustained attempt to map the history of Islamic reflection on this obligation. It covers the origins of Muslim thinking about 'forbidding wrong', the relevant doctrinal developments over the centuries, and its significance in Sunni and Shi'ite thought today. In this way the book contributes to the understanding of Islamic thought, its relevance to contemporary Islamic politics and ideology, and raises fundamental questions for the comparative study of ethics.--
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
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  • Islamic ethics
  • Religious life
  • Religious life
  • Islam
Label
Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought, Michael Cook, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introductory -- pt. 2. The Hanbalites -- pt. 3. The Mu'tazilites and Shi'ites -- pt. 4. Other sects and schools -- pt. 5. Beyond classical Islam
Control code
CR9780511497452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 702 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521130936
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60779376
Label
Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought, Michael Cook, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introductory -- pt. 2. The Hanbalites -- pt. 3. The Mu'tazilites and Shi'ites -- pt. 4. Other sects and schools -- pt. 5. Beyond classical Islam
Control code
CR9780511497452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 702 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521130936
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60779376

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