Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

Initiated by
the Federation
of European
Catholic
Universities

Supported by
the International
Federation
of Catholic
Universities

Publisher : Profac-CECR 99 - Lyon

French

2009
119

Internal movements within Islam

Contrary to popular belief, Islam is not limited to a single school of thought or legal school. It is marked by a quasi-constitutive diversity, which continues to this day, in the form of denominations or currents that do not completely overlap and are sometimes mutually exclusive.

How can we disentangle the levels and currents within a religion that is now part of the religious horizon of our Western societies? What sources do they draw on and what interpretations do they make of their resources?

The book is the result of a study day that took place in April 2008, organised by the Centre for the Study of Cultures and Religions (CECR), and brings together contributions that reflect a plural reality.

The legal, theological and sociological aspects of the issue are addressed through the rigorous analyses of Maurice Borrmans, Michel Younès, Bénédicte du Chaffaut, Franck Frégosi and Roger Michel.

Contrairement à une idée reçue, l’islam ne se résume pas à un seul courant de pensée ou à une école juridique. Il est marqué par une diversité quasi-constitutive, qui se poursuit jusqu’à aujourd’hui, sous forme de confessions ou de courants qui ne se recouvrent pas totalement et qui, parfois, s’excluent mutuellement.

Comment démêler les niveaux et les courants internes à une religion qui fait désormais partie de l’horizon religieux de nos sociétés occidentales ? De quelles sources se nourrissent-ils et quelles interprétations font-ils de leurs ressources ?

Fruit d’une journée d’études qui s’est déroulée en avril 2008, organisée par le Centre d’Etudes des Cultures et des Religions (CECR), le livre rassemble des contributions qui rendent compte d’une réalité plurielle.

Les aspects juridiques, théologiques et sociologiques se répondent, au fil des analyses rigoureuses de Maurice Borrmans, Michel Younès, Bénédicte du Chaffaut, Franck Frégosi et Roger Michel.

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