To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest scholarship to address and answer this question. It explores the terminology on religious ‘deviation’ found in Islamic texts, and looks at specific debated issues that shed light on the implications of the theoretical discussions.
- Part 1: Orthodoxy and Heresy: Dynamics and Debates
- Part 2: Sects and Heresiography: Inclusion and Exclusion
- Part 3: Accusation, Condemnation and Persecution
- Part 4: Apostasy and Blasphemy
- Part 5: Debating Prophecy: Finality, Continuity and Rejection