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Failures of Practice or Failures of Faith

A. Kevin Reinhart

in Between Heaven and Hell

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199945399
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.003.0001
Failures of Practice or Failures of Faith

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In chapter 1, A. Kevin Reinhart looks at medieval scholarly responses to the question, Are non-Muslims obligated by God to adhere to His revealed law, the Sharia? In the process, Reinhart casts light on the exclusivist sentiments of theologians such as the Andalusian Ibn Hazm (d. 1064), who viewed Islam as a “universalist” faith, meaning, a faith to which every adult of sound mind desiring salvation must adhere.

Keywords: Islam; Muslim; Sharia; Salvation; diversity (or: religious diversity); Islamic theology; exclusivism; afterlife; soteriology; Middle East

Chapter.  9069 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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