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Thursday, March 7 • 13:15 - 14:15
#7/428 - In Search of a Modern Sharia Discourse of Pluralism

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Because politicians and social administrators are learning the need to engage with Muslims in their self-definition as a religious community, purely secular definitions of human fulfillment and liberty must find ways of conversing with theological narratives which ground human dignity and rights in metaphysics rather than primarily in social utility. This paper will survey foundational Islamic assumptions about human diversity and measure their intelligibility to modern positivism.

• Tim Winter (University of Cambridge)

Tim Winter is University Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College. His books include the Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology, and (as Abdal Hakim Murad), Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions and Bombing without Moonlight: the Origins of Suicidal Terrorism.


Tim Winter

University of Cambridge

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