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Radical ReformIslamic Ethics and Liberation$
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Tariq Ramadan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331714

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.001.0001

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The Growing Complexity of the Real

The Growing Complexity of the Real

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(p.113) 9 The Growing Complexity of the Real
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Radical Reform
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Tariq Ramadan (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0010

This chapter explores the evolution of the sciences to understand better what this is going to entail as far as dealing with texts and establishing an Islamic ethics is concerned. It argues that we have reached limits that prevent contemporary Islamic thought from moving forward and thus in facing the challenges of our time as it should. It proposes new geography of the sources of law that entails shifting the center of gravity of religious and legal authority in contemporary Muslim societies and communities.

Keywords:   Islamic thought, Islamic law, Islamic ethics, evolution of sciences

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