Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

Initiated by
the Federation
of European
Catholic
Universities

Supported by
the International
Federation
of Catholic
Universities

Référence :

Religions 202213, 295. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13040295

English

2022

Islamic Hermeneutics of Nonviolence: Key Concepts and Methodological Steps

The article traces the key concepts and methodological steps that make an Islamic theology of nonviolence plausible. It offers the tools for a critical reading of classical texts, “sacred” history, and globalized modernity. The article deals with the theology of nonviolence as part of modern and contemporary theologies: those of religious pluralism, feminism and liberation, which are interconnected and share the same hermeneutical knots and challenges. Nonviolence theology can be considered the big umbrella that includes all these aspects. It is a postcolonial approach, nurtured by Sufism, that aims to liberate theology from past and present power claims and build the bases for radical reform.

Titre original : “Islamic Hermeneutics of Nonviolence: Key Concepts and Methodological Steps”

Cet article retrace les concepts clés et les étapes méthodologiques qui rendent plausible une théologie islamique de la non-violence. Il offre les outils nécessaires à une lecture critique des textes classiques, de l’histoire « sacrée » et de la modernité mondialisée. L’article traite de la théologie de la non-violence en tant que partie intégrante des théologies modernes et contemporaines : celles du pluralisme religieux, du féminisme et de la libération, qui sont interconnectées et partagent les mêmes nœuds et défis herméneutiques. La théologie de la non-violence peut être considérée comme le grand parapluie qui inclut tous ces aspects. Il s’agit d’une approche postcoloniale, nourrie par le soufisme, qui vise à libérer la théologie des revendications de pouvoir passées et présentes et à jeter les bases d’une réforme radicale.

Resources related toViolence and religion

article

Islamic Hermeneutics of Nonviolence: Key Concepts and Methodological Steps

  • Adnane Mokrani

The article traces the key concepts and methodological steps that make an Islamic theology of nonviolence plausible. It offers the tools for a critical reading of classical texts, “sacred” history,...

videos

Does the pandemic affect radicalisation?

  • Patrice Brodeur

Collaboration between Canadian and French researchers in the framework of the Centre Jacques Cartier talks, promoting partnerships between the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Quebec.

article

Violence and Jihad in Islam: From the War of Words to the Clashes of Definitions

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

This article explores the phenomena of violence and jihad in three parts: their emergence and trajectory in the Qur’anic text, their meanings, and their entanglement with the religious cause. The o...

publication

Violence in Early Islam. Religious Narratives, the Arab Conquests and the Canonization of Jihad

  • Marco Demichelis

Presentation: The concept of jihad holds a prominent place in Islamic thought and history. Beyond its spiritual meanings, the term has historically been associated with the sweeping Arab-Believers ...

article

The Mihna. Deconstruction and reconsideration of the Mu’tazilite role in the “Inquisition

  • Marco Demichelis

Abstract The Miḥna has usually been attributed to the Mu‘tazilite theological school as expression of something unusual, a bid‘ah (Islamic innovation) related to a rationalist group of theologia...

article

Studies of radicalization leading to violence in the name of Islam: mapping theoretical actors to better understand epistemological and ethical issues

  • Wael Saleh

Original title : "Les études de la radicalisation menant à la violence au nom de l’islam : cartographier les acteurs théoriques pour mieux comprendre les enjeux épistémologiques et éthiques" Abs...

videos

Islam and non-violence: from theory to practice

  • Adnane Mokrani

Original Title : Islam e non violenza: dalla teoria alla pratica Speaker: Dott. Adnane Mokrani Moderator: Dott.ssa Debora Tonelli   Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, January, ...

article

The evolution of terrorism from Al Qaeda to ISIS: organization, methodology and profiles

  • Alberto Priego Moreno

Original title : "La evolución del terrorismo de Al Qaeda al ISIS: organización, metodología y perfiles" Abstract In the last 25 years international terrorism has evolved significantly. The e...