Islamic theology of religious diversity

In the contemporary context of the emergence of an Islamic theology of religious diversity, this edition of MIDEO approaches this theme from a historical point of view which allows us to evaluate the place given to religions from the Islamic perspective. Along with the refutations (rudūd) against Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, or heterodox Muslim factions, a with the classical view that all religions are perceived as distorted religious expressions or manifestations of the true religion, which is Islam, history also has its trends and thinkers who consider other religions in their authenticity. It is therefore a question of appreciating each religion’s original and necessary contribution in a history that is considered as willed by God. As some contributions show, the renewal of this perspective has an impact on the perception and normative status accorded to non-Muslims.

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