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Book: Be Like Adam's Son

Chapter: 1. From Ǧihād “until the Day of Resurrection” to Nonviolence: The Debate on War and Peace in the Mid-1960s Post-Nahḍah Arab Generation

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44449


This chapter analyses three works representing different approaches to the doctrine of ǧihād adopted in the mid-1960s post-Nahḍah Arab generation. In particular, it highlights how different epistemological assumptions deeply influenced the Islamic doctrine of war and peace, while at the same time fostering the emergence of an endogenous theory of nonviolence.

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