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Book review: Islam, liberalism, and ontology: a critical re-evaluation

El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Book review: Islam, liberalism, and ontology: a critical re-evaluation. Al-Shajarah, 1 (26). pp. 127-132. ISSN 1394-6870

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In responding to the long-drawn debate between Islam and liberalism, Joseph J. Kaminski’s Islam, Liberalism, and Ontology: A Critical Re-evaluation offers two things: first, a critical analysis of the basic categories and constructs that comprise “Islam” and “liberalism” via a clearly defined methodological mode of inquiry; and second, plausible solution to the fundamental clashes between Islam and liberalism. What makes this book even more interesting, instead of taking a “scratch on the surface” approach with a spattering of references and anecdotes, the author dissected Islam and liberalism using ontological inquiry based on the primary and canonical sources. By doing so, he was hopeful that it ultimately serves as a useful asset and contribution for those studying comparative political theory or the relationship between international politics and religion.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 4829/93001
Uncontrolled Keywords: Joseph J. Kaminski, Islam and liberalism, comparative political theory
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad El-Muhammady
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 11:32
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93001

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