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Religion's Contributions to A Peaceful World

  • Author / Creator
    AlDigs,Siddiqah Kamil
  • This thesis examines the Thoughts of Buber, Augustine, and Ibn Khaldun on resolving interreligious tensions. It demonstrates their common ground in articulating morality as the basis for peace. This morality comes out of love of God, requires respect for all human beings, and has the potential to motivate humans to act cooperatively and justly from a place other than that dominated by unjust, greed, and violence. This present study of their works indicates that such a morality, one that reflects love between people as strong as the love between a human and God as developed and articulated in these theological writings, is a precondition for communication in social and political systems. These thinkers therefore posit morality based on others’ humanity as a departure point for successful dialogue and just law for humans around the world.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-09
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3499M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Religious Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Waugh, Earle (Family Medicine)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Caufield, Catherine (Modern Lang & Cultural Studies)
    • Hendrickson, Jocelyn (History & Classics)