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Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law$
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Kristine Kalanges

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199859467

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.001.0001

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Toward a World Legal Tradition

(p.168) Chapter 7 Conclusion
Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Kristine Kalanges

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts about Islamic law and religious freedom. Religious freedom, a crucial aspect of human dignity, is inherently worthy of protection. Moreover, its interdependence with other human rights arguably makes it the linchpin of international human rights law. Muslim reformers are working to infuse their legal, cultural, and political traditions with robust and resonant defenses of religious liberty. It is necessary for Western intellectuals, working in part from within Jewish and Christian traditions, to do the same. If religious liberty is to be secured, if sustainable pluralism of diverse peoples is to be achieved, a theological jurisprudence rooted in love of God and love of neighbor and informed by reason will be required. This is the calling of a world legal tradition.

Keywords:   Islam, Islamic law, religious freedom, human rights, pluralism

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