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Islamic Ethics of Life Abortion, War, and Euthanasia

ISBN-10: 1570034710

ISBN-13: 9781570034718

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jonathan E. Brockopp, Gene Outka

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A consideration of three of the most contentious ethical issues of our time - abortion, war and euthanasia - from the Muslim perspective. Scholars of Islamic studies have collaborated to produce this volume which both integrates Muslim thinking into the field of applied ethics and introduces readers to an aspect of the religion long overlooked in the West. This collective effort sets forth the relationship between Islamic ethics and law, revealing the complexity and richness of the Islamic tradition as well as its responsiveness to these controversial modern issues.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jonathan E. Brockopp is Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University. A specialist on early Islamic legal texts, he has written widely on Islamic law, ethics, and comparative religions. His books include Early M#257;lik#299; Law: Ibn Abd al-Hakam and his Major Compendium of Jurisprudence (2000), Judaism and Islam in Practice: A Sourcebook (2000, co-authored with Jacob Neusner and Tamara Sonn), and two edited volumes on Islamic ethics. His article 'Theorizing Charismatic Authority in Early Islamic Law' (2005) advances a new theory for understanding the role of Muhammad in Islamic history.

Foreword
Preface
Taking Life and Saving Life: The Islamic Context
Abortion
The Problem of Abortion in Classical Sunni fiqh
Contemporary Muslim Ethics of Abortion
The Right Not to Be Born: Abortion of the Disadvantaged Fetus in Contemporary Fatwas
War
Between Functionalism and Morality: The Juristic Debates on the Conduct of War
Saving and Taking Life in War: Three Modern Muslim Views
Discourses on Jihad in the Postmodern Era
Euthanasia
The "Good Death" in Islamic Theology and Law
Brain Death and Islamic Traditions: Shifting Borders of Life?
Afterword: The Past in the Future of Islamic Ethics
Glossary
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
Index of Qur'an Citations