Culture and civilisation in the Middle East ; 48.
"Moral rationalism and Shari'a is the first attempt at outlining the scope for a theological reading of Shari'a, based on a critical examination of why the 'adliya theological ethics hasn't significantly impacted Shi'i readings of Shari'a and how these resources may come to do so. "-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction : in search of an 'Adliyya reading of Shari'a 2. Reason as a source of Shari'a in usul al-fiqh : al-dalil al-'aqli 3. The intelligibility of moral values in the history of Shi'i theological thought 4. The nature of morality, rationality and independent judgements of rational morality in modern Shi'i usul al-fiqh 5. The authoritativeness of sources of Shari'a knowledge and the hujjiyya of al-'aql 6. Reassessing the obstacles to the impact of independent rationality 7. Conclusion : towards an 'Adliyya reading of Shari'a.