From Qur’ān to bin Laden

  • Authors
  • Richard Bonney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard Bonney
      Pages 1-14
  3. Prologue

    1. Richard Bonney
      Pages 15-18
  4. Text and Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Richard Bonney
      Pages 21-52
    3. Richard Bonney
      Pages 91-107
  5. Contextual Theorists and State Systems

  6. Ideological Interpretations

  7. Context and Distortion of the Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Richard Bonney
      Pages 395-423
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 424-594

About this book


Holy war ideas appear among Muslims during the earliest manifestations of the religion. This book locates the origin of Jihad and traces its evolution as an idea with the intellectual history of the concept of Jihad in Islam as well as how it has been misapplied by modern Islamic terrorists and suicide bombers.


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