Sectarianism and the prevalence of ‘othering’ in Islamic thought

  title={Sectarianism and the prevalence of ‘othering’ in Islamic thought},
  author={Naser Ghobadzdeh and Shahram Akbarzadeh},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={691 - 704}
The current sectarian conflicts in the Middle East did not arise solely from renewed geopolitical rivalries between regional powers. They are also rooted in a solid, theological articulation proposed by classic Islamic political theology. The exclusivist approach, which is a decisive part of the political, social and religious reality of today’s Middle East, benefits from a formidable theological legacy. Coining the notion of ‘othering theology’, this paper not only explores the ideas of… 

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